Summer Vehicle Maintenance Benefits

When it comes to summer vehicle maintenance suggestions, Mike Smith Honda is on-hand to help. There are a lot of ways your car can suffer some potentially destructive wear-and-tear during these ‘dog days’. That mechanical damage can be prevented, however, by taking a few steps toward keeping your car ‘summer-proof’.

Summer-Proofing Your Car: Advantages

You’ve meticulously planned and mapped out your course for an outstanding summer road trip with your family and friends. But few things can wreck your getaway plans faster than a broken-down car. And your vacation plans aren’t the only potential casualties if you decide to neglect the advantages of summer-proofing your vehicle.

Car Service Will Save You Cash

Putting off regular vehicle service is a boo-boo all of us have made. In our rush to get on the road, we don’t take the time to make certain our car, truck, or SUV is ready to roll. Before you know it, your radiator needs replacing or your engine has overheated in the summer heat. Which do you think will cost you more? A gallon of coolant or a new engine?

Improve the Lifetime of Your Car or Truck

Keeping your car, truck, or SUV in good condition isn’t simply to make certain you get a less expensive, problem-free road trip. In the long run, keeping your vehicle maintained extends its life for far longer than a minimally maintained one.

Safety On The Road

No one intends to be stranded on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, or worse. keeping your vehicle maintained can make certain you and your family and friends reach your destination safely. So, before you hit the road, take a look at this brief summer car maintenance checklist:

Air Conditioner

  • When you run your A/C, pay attention to any strange odors, odd noises, or minimal or no cooling. If any or all of these issues appear, you’ll need to get your A/C system looked at.


  • Check your radiator or overflow tank levels to ensure your engine is being effectively cooled. Using a coolant tester can confirm your water/coolant mix is good.

Automotive Fluids

  • Check your oil, transmission fluid, and brake fluid to make sure your car’s vital mechanical systems are properly lubricated at all times.

The 3 ‘B’s’

  • Brakes

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

  • Battery

    A battery tester can check the potency of your battery to ensure your vehicle starts up each time you need it to.

  • Blades

    Make sure your windshield wiper blades are in good shape and not bouncing across your dry windshield or leaving streaks on a wet one.

Why Get Your Car Maintenance Done at the Auto Dealer?

For all your automotive preventative maintenance needs, Mike Smith Honda in the Beaumont area has everything you need to maintain your car, including the expertly trained, Honda certified service technicians you’ll need to guarantee your vehicle is fixed to manufacturing specifications. So, when making your plans for the summer season, be sure to set up a fast summertime assessment of your vehicle and let our automotive specialists provide you with a risk-free summer season.

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