The grueling summer heat can be draining for both people AND cars. Just like humans, our vehicles get exhausted in the sun, and need time to cool and relax, in order to perform efficiently. If neglected in the proper maintenance department, your vehicle can break down due to debilitation. The last thing you want is to be stuck on the side of the road in feverish summer temperatures. Following our summer maintenance checklist will get your vehicle ready for a road trip and out of the service center!
Here at Autoproved we say, bring on the heat! Our Allentown dealership wants to help you keep your vehicle in the best possible condition, no matter the condition! We are giving you our service checklist, to make driving your vehicle a breeze this summer! Don’t forget to take advantage of our Autoproved Service Center special offers.
There is nothing better than driving in the sun knowing your vehicle is nice and clean! We recommend a good exterior wash once a week during the hot summer months. Things like dirt, sand, and humidity can build up in the crevices of your brake lines and engine. These factors cause rust to build within your vehicle, reducing the longevity of your vehicle’s life.
Once you’ve listed out your wants and needs for your new car, you should know how much money you are willing to spend and how much the car you desire costs. With this information you can start looking at any specials we may be able to offer, as well as finance options. At Autoproved, we have competitive auto loan and lease options available for drivers in the Allentown area who are looking to purchase or upgrade their automobile. These options will help you economically so you don't have to break the bank.
Just like humans, cars feel exhausted when left out in the burning sun. If accessible, try to park your vehicle in a shaded area as frequently you can. This will provide protection for your car when exposed to high temperatures.
If there is no shaded option when parking your vehicle, dashboard sunshades are a great option! These shades protect your dashboard against the sun’s ultraviolet rays, and keeps it nice and cool.
The temperature gauge is located on the dashboard of your pre-owned vehicle. When correctly displayed, the gauge will have a needle pointing toward the center. If your car is overheating, the needle will point toward “Hot”. If this happens, pull your vehicle over and allow the car to cool down.
It is vital to check your vehicle’s coolant levels when the weather gets warmer . To do so, open the hood of your car and check for the coolant reservoir. The coolant level is shown by the indicator lines within the reservoir. If low, add 50% Coolant and 50% water in the coolant cap. Never apply coolant to a hot engine! Always wait for the engine to cool, before applying. If you aren't comfortable doing this, one of our technicians here at Autoproved will be happy to assist you!
As mentioned above, keeping your fluids relatively new and freshly flushed is a good idea for keeping your vehicle cool. In that same vein, you want to make sure that they are kept at a decent level. That doesn’t just mean coolant, either! That includes motor oil, transmission fluid, and other fluids. This will help keep your vehicle’s moving parts cool while on the road.
The severe summer heat conditions can exhaust your vehicle’s battery. A simple look and inspection on your car’s battery will help you determine if it is safe to be using or not. If you see any bulging, leaks, and/or cracks this may need it means replaced. As well, if it is 3 years or older we recommend having it tested by one of our Autoproved-trained technicians, to avoid getting stuck in the road.
Yes, that’s right, a straightforward wiper replacement can benefit you this summer. Hot summer rains can carry nasty debris and humidity to the windshield of your vehicle. When used, worn wipers will smudge the debris, causing streaks.. This can affect your vision when on the road.
A low-cost, proactive, and effective solution to this issue is a simple replacement of wipers. Directions on how to do this can be found in your vehicle’s owner's manual. However, it can be a bit of a tricky task. During a routine service or maintenance, one of our technicians will be happy to apply new wipers on your vehicle for free, with a purchase from our accessories department!
Driving on flattening tires is a quick way to lead them to overheat and eventually blowout. Especially when road temperatures are extremely high. Tires normally lose one pound of pressure each month, due to normal seepage. Therefore, it is vital you make sure to check their pressure, including the spare tires, to ensure they're up to the manufacturer's specifications. Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for pressure recommendation and the correct tire information label. If you need tires replaced, we’ll be more than willing to assist you!
It is also known as a “coolant flush”. It is important to do this routinely to make sure that it’s properly recycled and as such keeps your system in the best possible condition. As mentioned before, checking coolant levels is important. However, even if coolant levels are correct, your vehicle can still benefit from a full radiator flush. Our certified technicians can help you with this if you’re not certain about how to do it yourself!
One of the most important procedures you can do while you’re working to keep your vehicle summer ready, is to make sure every aspect is working in the best possible condition! Our priority vehicle maintenance will ensure that you and your family have a safe and stress-free summer while driving in the PA sun. The Autoproved family suggest a proactive approach to maintenance this season, to prevent possible breakdowns due to extreme heat. A vehicle that reaches severe hot temperatures can not only lead to pricey repairs, but can even threaten the driver, and passenger’s safety.
Don’t feel like servicing your vehicle alone? Need assistance in the summer maintenance process? Vehicle maintenance is a breeze when you bring your car to our Allentown dealership, and have our skilled lineup of technicians assist your vehicle! Safety is and always will be our team’s number one priority. Our dealership ensures the perfect maintenance, for an easy and safe summer season! We will also ensure that your vehicle is updated with any safety recalls and service campaigns.
Schedule your service at Autoproved in today! We service the Allentown, and surrounding PA areas!
1081 E Congress St.
Allentown, PA 18109