It is summer, which means it is time to get out on the roads for warm weather adventures. Whether it is a weekend getaway or multi-week road trip, your car will undoubtedly be the most important thing your take on your journey, and it is important to make sure that your vehicle is prepared for the demands of the summer heat.
At Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, we want everyone to have a safe summer exploring our town, our state or our nation, so we have made a list of 3 easy ways to get your car ready for summer. Check out our list below then get out on the road!
Keep Your Car Cool: Important during the entire year, your car’s cooling system is put to the test during the summer, combating the heat that your car produces as well as the rising air temperatures. Keeping your vehicle properly cooled helps with fuel efficiency, prevents corrosion as well as keeping your engine from being permanently damaged.
Keep Yourself Cool: While not necessary for the car to run, a well-maintained air conditioning system will keep you sane when the temperature reaches triple digits. When in sunlight with the windows rolled up, the interior temperature of the car can rise as much as 40 degrees above the outside temp, creating an unbearable and potentially deadly environment. Cooling your car to a reasonable temperature with a properly working system is already taxing on the A/C, and a system that is just getting by will inevitably fail. Beat the heat and keep cool with a properly working air conditioning system.
Check Your Brakes: You may hope that your trip does not take many stops to get to your destination; working breaks are critical for your safety as well as the safety of others when on the road. During the summer, hot weather can increase the temperature of your brake system, increasing the speed of brake wear. Worn brake pads can spell trouble, so be sure to have them checked before embarking on a big trip.
If your car needs some maintenance before hitting the open road, stop by and let us help. With a fantastic service department, we would be happy to make sure your car is up to par before you go. Call us at (888) 992-3393 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.
Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is proud to serve the San Antonio community including Boerne, Helotes, Spring Branch, Leon Valley, Alamo Heights, Windcrest and Balcones Heights.