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Summer Vehicle Maintenance Kenosha Racine WI

Summer is no time to skimp on taking care of your vehicle. Those hot summer months can be tough on the mechanical systems in your car, so taking precautionary steps to ensure your vehicle is in good shape to take on the heat of summer is important. The team at Palmen Auto Stores in Kenosha and Racine is ready to help you get your vehicle in tip-top shape for summer!

Tips for Summer Vehicle Maintenace

There are a number of systems that work harder in the summer that should be checked or repaired before it gets too hot. Check it out!

  • Coolant System: This system is extremely important in the summer as it helps to keep your engine cool so that it can run efficiently. In addition to checking coolant fluid levels, you should also examine the hoses and reservoir to make sure there are no leaks or damaged parts.
  • Engine belts: The belts running between the alternator and other places should be in good condition with an appropriate amount of tension. If the belts look saggy or damaged you need to get them replaced.
  • Windshield Wipers: Wisconsin can get some pretty heavy thunderstorms throughout the summer months, so a quick exam to check the health of your wipers (especially after a harsh winter!) can ensure that you will maintain good visibility on the road even if a freak thunderstorm pops up while you are on the road.
  • Air Conditioner System: This system is pretty much always running in the summer months. Examine it to make sure there are no leaks and check the refrigerant levels to ensure it will work properly.
  • Tires: Are you surprised to see tires on this list? You shouldn’t be! Tires are arguably the most important piece of your vehicle to keep up with regular maintenance on. As the conduit between you and the road, improperly functioning tires can literally stop you in your tracks! Check tire pressure, tread depth and condition and don't forget about the spare!

The team of service professionals at each of our Palmen Auto Stores are friendly and knowledgeable to help you get your vehicle serviced efficiently! You can schedule a service appointment online at the store nearest to you before you come to Palmen Auto Stores!

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