Pennsylvania summers sneak up on you; the weather goes from rainy and somewhat chilly in the spring to sweltering and humid in the summer — seemingly overnight. Now’s the time to get your car ready for summer, and Susquehanna Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is your source for summer service in Wrightsville, PA. Below, you’ll find more information on the type of services we recommend you schedule to prepare your car for the heat.
Check Coolant Levels
Make sure your coolant is at the correct level. Coolant helps keep your engine from overheating, which is crucial during the hot summer months.
Get Tires Inspected
Hot pavement isn’t particularly kind to tires, which are made of rubber — tough rubber — but rubber nonetheless. Check your tire treads and tire pressure, and double-check tire surfaces for any signs of damage.
Replace the Wiper Blades
You should replace your windshield wiper blades every year. Sunlight can wear away at wiper blades, as they’re made of rubber. Make sure they’re working correctly and are ready to use at a moment’s notice during a summer storm.
Check the Belts & Hoses
During winter, cars sit for long periods of time in cold weather. This can lead to cracks and small cuts in the belts and hoses under the hood. Having a professional check your belts and hoses before summer rolls around will save you time, headaches, and money down the road.
Check Fluid Levels
Make sure all of your car’s fluids are topped off, such as motor oil, coolant, transmission fluid, wiper fluid, brake fluid, and power steering fluid. This is a quick yet comprehensive way to keep all of your car’s systems in good working order.
Wash & Wax Your Car
Your car’s exterior paint takes a beating during winter, thanks to salt, snow, and ice. When the weather gets nice, it’s a great time to give your car a good wash and wax. The wax will help protect the paint from surface scratches and will give your car a rejuvenated and fresh look for the summer season.
Check the A/C System
During winter, Freon can leak from the a/c system, which can lead to a burnt-out compressor. Completing any necessary air conditioning services will prevent further damage to the system and will ensure you’re cool and comfortable as you travel around Red Lion or York.
Check Your Battery
High temperatures under the hood can lead to increased battery corrosion. Water can also evaporate from the battery’s liquid electrolyte. Both issues can and will shorten your battery’s life. Have your battery checked to see if it needs to be replaced, or if it still has some juice left.
Schedule Summer Service at Susquehanna Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Today!
Whether you need battery service, tire service, or a/c service in Wrightsville, PA, the service technicians at Susquehanna Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram have the knowledge, tools, and software necessary to get the job done right the first time. Many of the services listed above can actually be performed at our Express Lane, so you don’t have to wait for hours or days to get your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or RAM vehicle back. Also, learn more about our customer rewards program, which gives you access to service gift certificates and more!