Here at El Cajon Mitsubishi, we may not have to worry much about freezing temperatures or slippery, icy conditions on the roads, but warm summer weather presents its own host of potential problems to drivers. Before summer officials gets under way, make sure to check out these simple summer car care tips to make sure your vehicle is in the best shape possible.

Check the coolant

Nothing ruins a summertime drive quite like an overheating engine. To avoid this, make a habit of checking in on your vehicle’s coolant system from time to time. Keep an eye on the coolant level and top it off when necessary and check coolant hoses for leaks.

Check the tires

Seasonal weather changes can cause the air in your vehicle’s tires to expand or contract, potentially leading to improper inflation, so it’s best to monitor your car’s tires for proper inflation, alignment, and tread throughout the year.

Check the belts

The unsung heroes under your car’s hood, belts like the engine serpentine belt work to connect different mechanical components and keep everything running. These belts can became frayed and loose over time. If not caught early, a belt can break or slip off, leading to major system failure and often resulting in a breakdown.

The best way to keep your car running smoothly is to let us take care of the maintenance. Schedule a service appointment today at El Cajon Mitsubishi!