Summer takes its toll on your car in multiple ways, and it’s important make sure your vehicles are ready for the changing seasons. Whether you’re hitting the road for Labor Day or just closing out the summer driving season, here are three important maintenance tips to keep your vehicle in excellent condition.
End of Summer Car Maintenance Tips
Change or Top Off Vehicle Fluids
The heat and extra mileage of summer can put stress on your vehicle. Fluids such as oil and coolant, along with many others, ensure that it continues to operate in top condition. They transfer heat, lubricate parts, and act as a cleansing agent. Each vehicle fluid has a different recommended frequency at which they should be changed, so consult your manual or talk to a AAA Car Care service consultant to stay on top of your fluid maintenance.
Get Your Battery Tested
Extreme heat can shorten the life of your battery. AAA responded to a staggering 1.8 million battery-related service calls in the summer of 2018. Now is the time to get your battery tested to check if summer has left it in a weakened state before going into cooler weather. Stop by a AAA Car Care center for a free battery check and, if needed, a new battery.
Inspect Your Tire Tread
Extra summer miles can wear on your tires, and proper tire pressure and tread depth are essential to safe driving. You can visit a Car Care location specifically to get your tires checked or have them looked at during your next oil change. If it’s time for new tires, AAA Car Care offers a wide range of brands, makes, and sizes.
Stop by a AAA Car Care center or reserve your appointment today for any of the above services or any car maintenance or repair need.
Our 30 plus AAA Car Care locations across the Carolinas are here to serve both AAA Members and Non-Members for all of their car care needs. Our Members save on select repairs and labor costs, including a 2 year/24,000-mile warranty and a 10% discount on repair labor (up to $50). Book any of your car repair or maintenance needs today.