Top Summer Car Maintenance Tips

With the weather heating up, the summer heat can wreak havoc on your car if you’re not careful. Similar to winter, the extreme heat can push your car to its limit which can sometimes leave drivers stranded on the side of the road. Our team at C&G Truck and Auto want to do everything we can to ensure that doesn’t happen to you! 

Check Your Battery

Many drivers may think that battery problems only happen in the winter. FALSE, the summertime heat can put a lot of pressure on your car’s battery. Make sure to check your battery’s charge (especially if it’s over three years old) and terminals for corrosion and damage. 

Check Tire Pressure

As the summer heats up, the air in your tires will too, causing them to expand. That’s why it’s important to check your tire pressure before you start driving your car. Having both under and over-inflated tires can increase your chances of having a blowout. If possible, it’s a good idea to keep a tire gauge in your car so you can check your tire pressure on the go! 

Keep Your Engine Cool

To ensure your engine is staying cool this summer, it’s a good idea to make sure your car’s coolant system is functioning properly. Periodically, your car’s coolant system will need to be flushed to protect your engine from overheating. 

Keep Fluids At Appropriate Levels

This is vital! When your car’s fluid levels are down, it can cause your car to overheat. Make sure your car is topped off with the right amount of fluids (motor oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, etc.). If you need help, our crew, at C&G Truck and Auto, is more than happy to help.

Check Your Wiper Blades

Storms can show up in no time! It’s important to make sure your wiper blades are working like they’re supposed to with no streaks, squeaks, etc. You can find affordable wiper blades at your local auto supply store, Walmart, and more. 

Overall, our team here at C&G Truck and Auto here in Myrtle Beach wants you to have a fun and safe summer on the road! For all your car service or repair needs, we’re here to help! Have a question? Don’t hesitate to give us a call!