Toyota Summer Car Maintenance Checklist

When it comes to summer vehicle service suggestions, Gene Messer Toyota is on-hand to help. As you may already know, there are lots of ways in which your car can experience some potentially destructive wear-and-tear throughout the 'dog days'. That mechanical damage can be prevented, however, by administering these simple steps toward 'summer-proofing' your vehicle.


What Are The Benefits To Summer-Proofing Your Car

You've made your plans and charted your course for an incredible summer road trip with your family and friends. But few things can wreck your getaway plans faster than a broken-down car. And your vacation plans aren't the only potential casualties if you choose to neglect the benefits of summer-proofing your car, truck, or SUV.


Regular Vehicle Maintenance Saves You Money

Putting off regular car service is a mistake almost everyone makes. In our excitement to get started on the road, we do not take the time to make certain our vehicle is ready to roll. The next thing you know, your radiator needs replacing or your engine has burned up in the summer heat. Which do you think will cost you more? A gallon of coolant or a new engine?


Increase the Lifetime of Your Car

Keeping your car maintained isn't just to make sure you get a cheaper, hassle-free vacation. Over time, keeping your car maintained keeps it healthy for far longer than a minimally maintained one.


Safety On The Road

Nobody wants to be stranded on the side of the highway in the middle of nowhere, or worse. keeping your vehicle maintained can make certain you and your family and friends get to your destination safely. So, before you hit the road, take a few minutes to look at this short summer vehicle maintenance checklist:

Air Conditioner

  • When you turn on your A/C, pay attention to any funky odors, odd noises, or minimal or no cooling. If any or all of these problems turn up, you'll most likely need to get your A/C system examined.

Engine Coolant

  • Check your radiator or overflow tank levels to ensure your engine is being properly cooled. Using a coolant tester can verify your water/coolant mix is good.

Automotive Fluids

  • Check your transmission fluid, oil, and brake fluid to ensure your car's vital mechanical systems are properly lubricated at all times.

The 3 'B's'

  • Brakes

    Remove the tires one-at-a-time and examine your brake pads and/or shoes for any visible signs of wear-and-tear.

  • Battery

    A battery tester can check the potency of your battery to make sure your car, truck, or SUV starts each time you need it to.

  • Blades

    Ensure your windshield wiper blades are in excellent condition and not jumping across your dry windshield or leaving streaks on a wet one.


Getting Your Vehicle Service Done at the Car Dealer

For all your automotive maintenance needs, Gene Messer Toyota in the Lubbock area has everything you require to maintain your car, truck, or SUV, including the expertly trained, Toyota certified technicians you'll need to guarantee your car, truck, or SUV is maintained to factory specs. So, when making your preparations for the summer season, be sure to set up a quick summertime inspection of your car, truck, or SUV and allow our automotive professionals supply you with a safe summer season.



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