Checking engine coolant on a vehicle

3 Tips for Summer Maintenance in White River Junction VT

3 Summer Maintenance Tips in White River Junction VT

With summer well on its way and temperatures reaching into the triple digits in some states, it’s time to consider if your vehicle is up to tackle the heat! The high temperatures that some states are hit by can be brutal on more than just you, and that’s why you should make sure your vehicle is well maintained. Continue reading to see our three summer maintenance tips we recommend!

1. Make Sure Your Battery Can Handle it

Contrary to popular opinion, the winter isn’t the worst time of year for your vehicle’s battery. Summer is the more damaging season as its heat can hurt the battery much more than the winter’s cold. The heat combined with the vibrations of driving on the road can breakdown the battery and eventually leave to failure. It’s a good idea to make sure that your battery is tested at the start of the summer, and at the end, to make sure that it wasn’t too worn-down heading into winter.

Technician checking a vehicle's battery

Toyota Man standing in the service area.

2. Check Your Cooling System

Keeping your engine cool is one of the most important steps while on the road and one of the best steps to doing this is making sure that your cooling system is in top shape. You do this by flushing periodically based on what is recommended by the manufacturer. This will make sure your engine stays cool while on the road!

3. Keep Tires Properly Inflated

A third tip we have to offer is that you keep your vehicle’s tires inflated to ensure that you don’t have a blowout. Blowouts happen often when the road temperatures are extremely high and when they’re underinflated. You should make sure you check them at least once a month, including your spare, to get the best lifespan out of them.

Read More Blogs Here!

These are just some of the many tips that we have for your summer maintenance. To learn more about what you can do to keep your vehicle in great condition, or to have your vehicle serviced, contact us today!