Top Summer Car Care Tips from Your Team at CAMS Automotive
The summer heat is well on its way, which means it’s time to start thinking about how to get your car ready for the season. By completing all the right summer car care services, you don’t have to worry about how your vehicle will handle the heat. You can just focus on enjoying all your travels and having a great time. Ready to get started? Here’s what you need to do.
Change Your Engine Oil and Filter On Time — Every Time
As temperatures start to rise, your oil has to work double-time in keeping your engine’s moving parts reasonably cool and well-lubricated. If the oil is at the end of its service life, it won’t be able to keep up with demands, leaving your engine’s internal parts vulnerable to excessive wear and damage. So, make sure to kick off your car services with an oil and filter change performed by your trusted Kenner LA auto techs.
Check All Fluid Levels and Top Them Off as Needed
Your engine oil is not the only automotive fluid tasked with cooling and lubricating moving parts. Your car uses many other fluids that need to stay in peak condition and at just the right level to do their job.
In addition to your oil, check the fluid for your:
- Cooling system
- Power steering
If they are low, top them off. If the fluids are the wrong color or filled with debris, think about getting a flush performed at our Kenner LA auto repair shop.
Let Us Check Your Brake Pads and Replace the Worn Parts
The stopping power of your braking system decreases as the parts heat up, which happens faster than ever as outside temperatures increase. Your brake pads and rotors also heat up faster as they reach the end of their service life.
To avoid losing your stopping power when you need it most, have them inspected by a skilled mechanic. They will inspect the braking components, take a few measurements, and let you know how much life they have in them.
If the answer is not much, then have them replaced to avoid issues during your summer travels. Also, consider having your brake fluid flushed since it can absorb water over time and boil as temperatures rise.
Get a Tire Rotation, Pressure Check, and Alignment
Your tires are your car’s only contact with the ground, so make sure that they are rotated, filled to the right pressure, and perfectly aligned. Your Kenner LA auto repair shop can handle all those tasks plus perform an inspection to make everything looks good before you hit the road. Afterward, not only will you find your car much more pleasurable to drive, but these services also help save you money by extending the life of your tires.
Have Your Alignment Checked and Adjusted by Our Team
Ready to get started on your summer car care checklist? If so, just reach out to our team at CAMS Automotive with a call to 504-461-9838. If you prefer, you can get in touch with us through our online appointment request form instead. Either way, we will help you find the ideal time to come in. At that visit, you can get all the car services needed to keep your car going strong through the summer and beyond.