Summer Maintenance & Tips

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Essential Components and Temperature Change

Summer is here and is expected to be a real scorcher, and we know that this heat can really crank things up when it comes to the importance of summer vehicle preparedness and maintenance throughout. Our certified technicians performing certified Toyota services know that extreme heat and significant temperature change between winter and summer are serious limitations to many essential components with relatively short service lives. With warmer days before us, now is the opportune time to schedule much-needed summer maintenance for peak vehicle performance all summer long.

Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection

While you should get your car, truck, or SUV serviced year-round at the specified mileage, it is doubly important to receive a multi-point vehicle inspection by a certified technician to ensure that your vehicle is working properly. An immobilized vehicle from poor maintenance is not only preventable but is a safety concern for us at Pappas Toyota.

Summer Maintenance Essentials

It includes every essential component and is organized by vehicle area for convenience:

  • Battery – Always make sure that your battery is in good condition. The heat can cause your battery to break down sooner than later.
  • Fresh Fluids: Oil & Coolant – Always make sure to keep your engine cool. Two of the most important fluids are engine oil and coolant/antifreeze when it comes to the right operating temperature.
  • Air Conditioning Performance Check – Check the current condition and performance of your air conditioning system. With leaking refrigerant being the #1 problem for the A/C, it is important to inspect the system before summer to ensure it generates a frigid breeze swiftly.
  • Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection – The single most important preparedness service, a multi-point vehicle inspection before summer is the best way to ensure overall preparedness for summer including all vital components, fluids, and filters.

Risks of Putting Off Much-Needed Summer Maintenance

Heat and temperature change between seasons are significant threats to overall vehicle reliability throughout the summer. You want to take every precaution possible to ensure that your vehicle is working optimally before you take it on the road during these incredibly hot months. Just like you take precautions when active outdoors on hot days, a vehicle benefits significantly from maintenance when operating in extreme heat. The consequences of ignoring summer maintenance include increased wear & tear, reduced reliability, poor fuel economy, rough engine idling, unpleasant driving experience, immobilized vehicle, and increased operational costs.


Working With a Service Center You Can Trust

Establishing a working relationship with a certified Toyota service department is crucial. You want to know that they have your best interests in mind. Fortunately, Pappas Toyota has the certified Toyota service department necessary to help you whenever you need to get your vehicle serviced. Be sure to contact us today to schedule your appointment for a summer maintenance service.

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