Maintenance is recommended as vehicles exit winter with icy conditions before summer with extreme heat and thunderstorms. The recommended summer maintenance includes several essential component inspections with service applied as needed. Drivers that invest in summer maintenance will improve overall reliability, efficiency, and safety in a new season with different risks. Continue reading the summer maintenance best practices and schedule any services at Briggs of Fort Scott.
The multi-point vehicle inspection is the #1 recommendation because it covers almost everything, such as primary systems, essential components, all fluids, safety devices, and lights. Getting a multi-point inspection is an excellent way to know which components are in good condition and which ones need attention for the best summer driving experience.
We recommend taking a few minutes to check the odometer and see if scheduled maintenance is needed before summer. Scheduled maintenance is always recommended regardless of the season, but summer conditions increase the risk for unfavorable outcomes such as engine overheating. There’s no better time than before extreme summer heat arrives to get an oil change, coolant fluid exchange, or other routine maintenance.
Nothing beats Kansas heat like strong air conditioning that ensures a pleasant driving experience. Maybe you have noticed that the air conditioning isn’t as chilly as before, or the airflow is less forceful exiting the vents on the highest setting? If so, you’ll need an A/C service that fixes the issue, starting with an inspection. Our certified technicians are here if you need an A/C recharge to add more refrigerant, compressor repair, or other A/C component repairs.
Be sure to check the windshield wiper blades to ensure that the rubber is in good condition and clear the windshield properly. Damaged wiper blades and those leaving streaks, film, or haze on the windshield should be replaced.
Kansas weather is known to wreak havoc on auto batteries with sub-zero winters and extreme summer heat. Checking the battery’s physical condition and electrical performance is always a good idea before summer. Batteries with physical defects or poor electrical performance should be replaced immediately.