Before you begin your summer vacations, adventures, and road trips, you'll want to ensure that your vehicle is as ready as you are. While you should always have your routine maintenance kept up-to-date, there are certain summer services that shouldn't be forgotten. These include:

  • A/C Test – Don't spend your summer sweating in the hot Alabama heat. Make sure that your a/c is working as it should.
  • Tire Pressure – The heat can affect your car's tire pressure, which can lead to a flat tire or tire blowout. Check to see if your tire is over or under-inflated and adjust accordingly.
  • Fluid Check – Before heading out on a long road trip, you'll want to check your vehicle's fluids to ensure that each one is filled, clean, and ready to work. Some of the engine fluids you'll want to inspect include the coolant, transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, windshield wiper fluid, and more.
  • Brake Inspection – If you've noticed your brakes aren't working as they should, you'll want to have them inspected and repaired if needed. Signs your brakes need work include a spongy brake pedal, a loud squeal, and shuddering.
  • Windshield Care – Is your windshield cracked? When your wipers run, do they leave streaks on your windshield? Low visibility can dramatically impact your daily drive. Make sure your windshield and the wipers are in tip-top shape.
  • Clean Your Car – Anything left in your car will be subject to extremely high temperatures. Make your life easier by removing anything that can melt or disintegrate in the heat.

Contact Hiley Volkswagen of Huntsville to Schedule a Summer Car Service Appointment

If your car requires service near Madison AL, Decatur AL, Athens AL, Florence AL, or beyond, we suggest scheduling an appointment with our Hiley Volkswagen of Huntsville team. Use our online service scheduling tool or contact our service center directly.

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