The weather is heating up, and Southern California can be a harsh environment for your car during the summer months. The service experts at Bob Baker Auto Group near San Diego, CA are ready to show you how to get a car ready for summer. From your tires to your coolant, be prepared for extreme temperatures and stressful conditions for your vehicle by giving it what it needs.
Car maintenance in Southern California starts with the engine’s cooling system. Without it, your engine wouldn’t last through the summer. Start by making sure that your coolant is full and clean. Make sure that your cooling fans are turning on at the right time, to help aid the radiator in decreasing the coolant’s temperature. Always keep an eye on your engine temperature gauge this time of year. If there are any issues with the cooling system have it inspected and repaired immediately to avoid overheating the engine.
For your own sanity, you will want a well-working A/C system this season. It is also critical that the A/C is working correctly so that it does not impair the rest of the engine or cause it overheat. As a rule of thumb, if the A/C doesn’t blow ice cold air, it can be improved. This may include replacing components, recharging the refrigerant, or repairing a related system. Part of inspecting the A/C is to make sure that the drive belt is in good condition. Check the drive belt for cracks, tears, or signs of fraying.
The hot summer months also call for good tires. The hot streets temperatures can weaken the rubber causing cracks and blowouts. Double check that your tires are in good condition, and are ready for the hot asphalt. It is also a good time to inspect other components and perform regularly scheduled maintenance. This may include the cabin and engine air filters, the engine oil, windshield wiper blade replacements, and brakes.
Bob Baker Auto Group has the leading team of Southern California summer car care experts near San Clemente, CA. Call to make an appointment today for car service in Carlsbad, CA. We are happy to service all makes and models near Escondido, CA.
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