Though it has been a strange year, summertime is officially here. We may not see quite as many travelers out on the road in 2020 because of everything going on. However, if Memorial Day Weekend was any indication, it's clear that people want to get out and start enjoying some normal social and outdoor activities. Things may be a little different than usual, but there will definitely be a lot more cars out on the road during the summer months.
Summer Preventative Maintenance
With more driving comes more responsibility to take care of your car and its preventative maintenance needs. The reason it's called "preventative" maintenance is simple. It is done to make sure things are working right and to help prevent major automotive problems from developing. Let's face it. Getting your oil changed every few months is a small price to pay compared to what it would cost to replace your entire engine if it were to fail!
Some of the most common summer maintenance procedures include:
- Oil Change
- Tire Rotation
- Brake Service
- Transmission Service
- Cooling System Service
- Air Conditioning Service
- Fuel System Service
- Exhaust System Inspection
- Replacing Air Filters
- Power Steering Service
Keeping Your Maintenance on Schedule
These are all common maintenance needs that every vehicle will require periodically. Some, like oil changes and tire rotations, are needed more often than others (transmission service, for example). Then, with the summer season upon us, it's always a good idea to get your cooling system inspected and serviced to make sure you don't overheat your engine. Likewise, this is the time to get your A/C system inspected and tuned up to keep yourself cool inside the car.
We are blessed to have four distinct seasons here in Colorado Springs, but each season brings with it unique automotive issues. It just makes sense to get certain things taken care of heading into summer, just as it will once we are heading into our cold winter months.
Colorado Springs Auto Maintenance
Whatever your auto repair or vehicle maintenance needs in Colorado Springs, you can count on the team at LightHouse Automotive to get the job done right and keep you on track with your vehicle's preventative maintenance requirements. Call us today at (719) 465-0302 or schedule your next service appointment online.