Summer Maintenance Tips 
 

Summer Maintenance Tips from Alfa Romeo of Scottsdale

Many people use part of their summer to head out on a road trip. With warmer temperatures making for many more favorable road conditions, you can travel just about anywhere in your automobile. Before you do so, we encourage you to bring your vehicle to Alfa Romeo of Scottsdale for some routine summer maintenance. The following maintenance tasks are what we recommend if you’re looking to spend some time out on the open road.

Having Your Oil Changed

It’s essential that you’re following a routine oil change schedule, but we recommend having an oil change performed before your road trip if you’re going to need one soon. If you’re driving through varying weather conditions like heat, humidity, and rain, this can impact the overall quality of your engine oil. Ultimately, this is going to make your vehicle less efficient. It can also cause problems for your automobile over time. We also change your oil filter with each oil change.

Checking Your Fluid Levels

There are a number of fluids in your vehicle that contribute to how well your car runs. Our technicians will check fluids like your windshield wiper fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and coolant. Coolant is essential in the summer months when your engine temperatures can start to creep up because of the heat.

Tire Pressure and Tire Quality

There is a set tire pressure amount that the manufacturer of your vehicle recommends. We’ll check all four of your tires to see if they have the proper tire pressure in them, but we’ll also take a quick look at the overall quality of your tires. We watch for cracks or bulges in the tire walls. We also look for an uneven wear pattern on your tires. If your tires are starting to look bald, we’ll talk to you about investing in a new set that will keep you safe.

Your Vehicle’s Battery

The heat of the summer can affect your car’s battery and life span. We’ve noticed that batteries tend to break more often in the summer months when compared to other times of the year. An old battery can result in you being stranded somewhere you’re not familiar with, so we want to see what your battery’s current charge is and its ability to hold a charge.

If you need maintenance for your vehicle this summer, contact Alfa Romeo of Scottsdale. We will be more than happy to get you on the schedule.