Summer puts extra stress on your vehicle. Whether you’re planning to stay close to home or expand your horizons with a road trip, you need to ready your vehicle for the demands of summer travel. Here are three important summer vehicle maintenance tasks you need to do so you can move about, trouble-free.
Review the condition of hoses and belts
To make sure you’re not straddled with an unexpected breakdown or inefficient engine performance, look for signs of damage or wear and tear on hoses and belts. Check that the connections aren’t loose, too.
Promote good engine performance
To bolster your engine’s performance, make sure you’re working with a new air filter. Typically, an air filter should be changed every 12,000 miles, but this interval can decrease if you’re consistently driving over dusty, dirty, or gravelly roads.
Wipe away the rain
Although summer is synonymous with fun in the sun, do not forget it can offer bring on unpredictable weather like thunderstorms. To make sure you see clearly when you’re behind the wheel, you need properly working windshield wipers. If your set has worked overtime during winter and spring, now is the time to install a new set of windshield wipers.
For all your summer vehicle maintenance tasks contact the service department at Hayes Chrysler in Baldwin, Georgia. And, if you’re interested in becoming a service tech, check out our employment opportunities here.