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3 Summer Preparation Tips for Vehicles in South Burlington VT?

Prepare for Summer Weather Driving with 3 Tips! 

For drivers in the South Burlington, VT area, we have three great tips for you to employ in order to prepare for summer driving! The warm weather will bring with it a variety of issues, especially as the heat skyrockets. What are some of these tips, you ask? Continue reading below in order to find out! 

Prepare Your Air Conditioning System 

Air conditioning is a summer essential for many living in hot climates, and for those that want to have a comfortable driving experience. You want to make sure that it doesn’t leak freon, as it can be harmful to you and to the environment, and you want to make sure you get leaks fixed by a professional before refilling and recharging. You also want to make sure that you check the vents and filters for any issues, as poor air circulation could be bad for your health. 

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Check Your Tires 

Your tires are the point of contact with the road when you’re driving, and the heat can seriously affect them if you’re not prepared. You need to make sure the pressure is correct, that the treads are free of stones, stray nails, and similar. You should also make sure that they don’t have uneven wear, cracks, and other similar issues that might cause long-term problems. 

Look at Your Coolant System 

Coolant is what keeps your engine temperature regulated in the event of hot weather, and so you want to make sure that the system that circulates it is up to snuff. You should make sure coolant fluid levels are correct for the model, that the hoses aren’t leaking, and that you don’t notice any squishy or soft hoses. That could mean they’re not working properly and may need to be replaced. 

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Overall, you need to prepare your vehicle for summer in a variety of ways. These are just three of the many things we suggest that you do in order to do so. To learn more about summer maintenance tips, or to have your model serviced, contact our dealership today!