Summer Maintenance Tips 

Tips for Automotive Summer Maintenance

Warm weather brings road trips and fun adventures. However, you’ll want to turn to some of the summer maintenance tips that Acura of Peoria suggests you utilize as a vehicle owner. The summer sun, dry heat, rain, and even dust can all have adverse effects on your automobile in a number of years. When you contact our dealership, we can set you up with a maintenance appointment that will address the following.

Oil Changes and Changing Your Oil Filter

It’s essential that you have your oil changed routinely, but it’s a good idea to be more diligent about it during the summer months when you’ll be heading out of town more often. If the heat becomes excessive or humidity is a concern, your oil’s quality can be compromised. If you don’t have clean oil freely flowing through your engine, this can cause a whole host of problems.

Fluid Levels

If you are experiencing a change in seasons or temperatures are becoming extreme, this can affect your fluid levels and fluid quality. We’ll take a peek at things like transmission fluid, power steering fluid, oil, coolant, windshield wiper fluid, and more. When summer temperatures start to creep up, you’ll find that your engine needs to stay cool more than ever.

Tire Service

Make sure your tires are in top shape before you head out of town on a trip. We’ll check to see if you have your tires inflated to the pressure level recommended by the manufacturer of your vehicle. This will provide you with proper traction, but it also keeps your tires in good shape for a longer period of time. We like to keep an eye on your tread depth. When it becomes too low, this tells us that your vehicle isn’t as safe as it should be when being driven.

Battery Life

It’s more likely for your vehicle’s battery to lose more power in the summer months than in the winter. You can avoid an unexpected failure of your battery by having us routinely inspect your battery for a proper charge and ability to charge.

If you would like to make a service appointment at our dealership in Peoria, contact Acura of Peoria at your convenience. We would be happy to help you get ready for the summer or your upcoming road trip.