Volkswagen Summer Car Maintenance Checklist

When it comes to car service tips for summer, Volkswagen of Milwaukee North is here to help. As you may already know, there are plenty of ways your car, truck, or SUV can experience some potentially harmful wear-and-tear during the ‘dog days’. That mechanical damage can be avoided, however, by observing a few steps toward ‘summer-proofing’ your car, truck, or SUV.

Summer-Proofing Your Vehicle: Advantages

You have made your plans and mapped out your course for a remarkable summer road trip with your friends and family. But few things can ruin your getaway plans faster than a broken-down car. And your vacation plans aren’t the only potential casualties if you decide to ignore the advantages of summer-proofing your car.

Summer Vehicle Maintenance  Checklist

Vehicle Service Saves You Money

Putting off regularly scheduled vehicle maintenance is a mistake everyone makes. In our excitement to get started on the road, we don’t take the time to ensure our car, truck, or SUV is in tip-top shape. The next thing you know, your radiator has sprung a leak or your engine has burned up in the summer heat. Which do you think is more expensive? A gallon of coolant or a new engine?

Increase the Lifetime of Your Vehicle

Keeping your vehicle in good condition isn’t just to make sure you get a less expensive, hassle-free vacation. In the long run, keeping your car maintained keeps it healthy for much longer than a minimally maintained one.

Safety On The Road

No one plans to be broken down on the side of the highway in the middle of nowhere, or worse. keeping your vehicle maintained can make certain you and your family and friends get to your destination safe and sound. So, before you hit the road, take a few minutes to look at this short car summer-proofing checklist:

Air Conditioner

  • When you run your A/C, pay attention to any strange odors, odd noises, or minimal or no cold air. If any or all of these issues turn up, you’ll need to get your A/C system inspected.

Engine Coolant

  • Check your radiator or overflow tank levels to make sure your engine is being appropriately cooled. Using a coolant tester can verify your water/coolant mix is good.

Engine Fluids

  • Check your brake fluid, oil, and transmission fluid to ensure your car, truck, or SUV’s vital mechanical systems are appropriately lubricated at all times.

The 3 ‘B’s’

  • Brakes

    Remove your tires one-at-a-time and examine your brake pads and/or shoes for any noticeable signs of wear-and-tear.

  • Battery

    A battery tester can check the power levels of your battery to make sure your car starts whenever you need it to.

  • Blades

    Ensure your windshield wiper blades are in excellent shape and not bouncing across your dry windshield or leaving a trail of water on a wet one.

Getting Your Auto Maintenance Done at the Volkswagen Dealership

For all of your car, truck, and SUV service needs, Volkswagen of Milwaukee North near the Milwaukee area has everything you require to maintain your car, including the expertly trained, Volkswagen certified service technicians you’ll need to ensure your car is maintained to manufacturing specs. So, when making your plans for the summer, make sure to schedule a quick summertime examination of your vehicle and allow our automotive specialists supply you with a safe summer season.

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