Summer Has Finally Arrived In Vancouver! However this means we should check our VW to make sure it is ready for some adventures this season. It doesn’t matter if it is a road trip to the interior of BC to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday, or just down the road to the beach, summer driving has different demands on your car. Your friends at Clarkdale Volkswagen thought we should review some top tips for keeping your car in top form for summer!
Tires – Your car’s tires are one of the most important safety features of your car! Trade your snow tires for all-season tires. This will prevent your winter tires from premature wear as they are made from softer rubber used for better grip on snow. Tires should also be checked for cracking, bulges, or uneven wear. Unbalanced tires can cause road vibration leading to driver fatigue, premature tire wear and wear on your vehicle suspension.
Cooling System – With hotter temperatures comes a hotter engine. With the air temperatures rising outside, your car can easily overheat. The risk of overheating is only increased while sitting in traffic, and here in Vancouver we do a lot of that! Make sure your car is up to date with all cooling system maintenance to ensure trouble free summer cruising.
Air Filter – Also helping keep your car cool is its ability to take in fresh air. Your air filter should be replaced every 20,000 kilometres to ensure optimal performance. Air filter replacement is one to the easiest and cheapest ways to increase performance and fuel economy.
Brakes – Not only is summer cruising a lot of fun, but so is coming to a stop! If your brakes are hard to depress or need to be pumped in order to work properly, it is time to have them checked. Remember, part of having fun this summer is staying safe!
AC System – Stay cool when things get hot! It is always a good idea to check your AC system as being without air conditioning on a hot summer day is not much fun. We always recommend some preventative maintenance to keep that cold air blowing all summer long!
Here at Clarkdale Volkswagen we want you to make summer of 2017 a fun and safe few months of adventure. Share you adventures with us, and let us know if you need us to help you get your car ready for the heat!
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