Top 4 Summer Car Maintenance Tips

Summer Car Care Tips in Santa Cruz CA

Road trip season is finally here, but your vehicle may need a little more attention due to summer's extreme temperatures. To help keep your car running smoothly all summer long, check out our below summer car maintenance tips.

Summer Car Care Tips near Aptos

  1. Check Your Engine Oil

  2. Oil is the lifeblood of your car’s engine, helping to make sure all the engine components are lubricated properly. And it’s even more important to check it in the summer since extreme heat causes oil to work even harder than normal. Simply open the hood and check the oil dipstick’s level. If it seems low or if your owners manual recommends it, consider scheduling an express service appointment so that your entire car is operating at peak performance.

  3. Check Your Tires

  4. Summer usually means long road trips with the entire family, so it’s more important than ever to make sure your tires are in tip-top shape. Be sure to check the tire pressure for all five tires (including the spare) regularly since an improperly inflated tire can lead to a blowout, rotate tires every 5,000 miles, and replace tires before becoming too worn out. Schedule a service appointment at Ocean Honda for all your tire needs, including a free tire inspection.

  5. Check Your AC

  6. There’s nothing worse than driving around when it’s hot and humid outside, so be sure to check your air conditioning system before those long road trips. AC feeling not as cold as usual? There could be a blockage or leak in the system. A bad AC can lead to an overheating of the engine, so it’s best to address this problem now rather than later. Schedule a free AC inspection today with the professionally-trained technicians at Ocean Honda.

  7. Check Your Battery

  8. A dead battery is no fun no matter the time of year, but it’s especially wise to make sure your car’s battery is working correctly during the warm summer months. Excess heat can cause battery fluid to evaporate, which can reduce battery life and cause corrosion. Not sure if your battery will make it through the summer heat? Schedule a free battery inspection and test at Ocean Honda and we’ll make sure your battery is good to go.

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Ocean Honda

3801 Soquel Dr

Soquel, CA 95073

Sales: (831) 661-8693

Service: (888) 604-5036

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