Beat the Heat with a Summer Maintenance Checkup

July 7th, 2019 by

Now that the weather is getting to be sweltering here in the Bayshore, NY area, the high temperatures can take a toll on your vehicle. Extreme heat and humidity can push a car past its limits, which can lead to drivers becoming stranded on the roadside waiting for a tow. Here in our Acura service center at Acura of Huntington, our mechanics are ready to get your car into top shape for the summer. What are some of the most important summertime maintenance considerations?

Battery Preparation: Did you know that summer heat can have a more negative impact on your battery than frigid winter temperatures? Heat and vibration are a battery’s enemies and can lead to internal breakdown and eventual failure. Our team of professional mechanics will make sure your battery is properly mounted and that the clamps are tight enough so the battery will not move and corrode.

Keeping the Engine Cool: Your new Acura car has cooling systems in place that are designed to protect it from overheating. The coolant should be flushed periodically, as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. Our mechanics will also inspect hoses and drive belts for cracking, soft sports, and other signs of poor condition.

Refilling Fluids: Engine fluids serve to lubricate and serve as coolants by helping carry heat away from critical components. When the fluids are low, the cooling effect is reduced, increasing the possibility of overheating. In addition to filling your engine fluid, our team will also check your motor oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and brake fluid.

Schedule a service appointment at Acura of Huntington today to make sure that your vehicle is ready for the summer heat.

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