The summer weather can bring a lot of fun. Perhaps you are spending a day at the shore or taking a longer road trip. The summer heat can also affect you and your vehicle. You may be facing different automotive concerns during the warmer months compared to the cold winter season. Two of the biggest summer vehicle issues you may need to address are the cooling system and the air conditioning system (A/C). Here's what you can do to keep yourself cool and keep your car running right this summer:
Cooling System Maintenance
The cooling system is designed to do exactly what the name suggests. It keeps your engine and transmission cool when driving. Higher temperatures can put more stress on the entire vehicle. That's why you have your radiator and coolant, along with numerous other parts like the water pump, fans and coolant lines. You want to have everything working properly in order to avoid overheating. An overheated engine or transmission can be really problematic and leave you stranded on the side of the road.
This is why the summer season is a good reminder to get your car's cooling system checked out and tuned up by a professional mechanic. They can check the coolant and all mechanical components to make sure everything is in good shape. If maintenance or repairs are recommended, it's best to take care of them now before they develop into much bigger automotive problems.
Air Conditioning Maintenance
While the cooling system helps keep the engine and transmission cool, you want to stay comfortable as a driver. This is why you have air conditioning inside the car. It can be really hot and muggy outside, but you can stay nice and comfortable inside while driving. Now is also a good time for an A/C system tune up. You can check the coolant level and recharge if necessary. You can get the vents cleaned and test the thermostat settings to ensure everything is working properly.
Northern Delaware Auto Care
If you live in Northern Delaware or just happen to be traveling through the area, you can rely on Fox Run Auto for both of these services—along with all of your automotive maintenance and repair needs. Let us help you and your car stay cool this summer!
Call Fox Run Auto today at (302) 597-9205 or schedule your service appointment online.