Driving in the warm, summer months in Margate, NJ can put a lot of stress on your vehicle. The increase in temperature can add wear and tear to your vehicle. To protect your investment, follow these helpful tips for the summer.
Check your coolant levels – Too low of coolant can quickly result in engine overheating. If it is low, be sure to also check for leaks. We may recommend a coolant flush to ensure your engine gets the fluid it needs to stay at a stable temperature.
Test your car air conditioning – A/C is a must for drivers in the Margate in the summertime. Our technicians can test your temperature to determine if you need a recharge.
Test your battery charge – This will let us know how much juice is left in your battery. Plus, it may be wise to replace your battery as the heat can cause your battery fluid to leak quicker. If it has been a while, it’s safe to change it.
Get an oil change – It’s always good to have an oil change, sooner than later. If you are to embark on a long road trip this summer, we encourage you to get one beforehand.
Replace your wipers – Unexpected rain showers may come and go during the summer. A good set of wipers can come in handy for clearing water off your windscreen. Additionally, it can help remove lingering dust and pollen too.
Inspect your tires – If your tires are worn, it’s best to replace them. Many people tend to drive more in the warmer months, so it’s better to be safe than sorry. Your tires should have at least 2/32” tread wear left. While you’re doing the penny test, be sure to monitor its tire pressure.
These are some of the many things you can do to ensure your ride stays safe and reliable throughout the summer. If you're due for auto service soon, we invite you to Sunny Service Center soon.