While most drivers know to get their car fixed up before the winter hits in Toms River, NJ, the heat and humidity of summer poses their own unique set of maintenance challenges that need to be taken care of. The team of professional mechanics here at our Hyundai service center recommends biannual service checkups whether or not your Hyundai car is experiencing issues. Here are some things that we’ll check on when you bring your car in for your summer checkup.
Battery Check: Contrary to popular perception, the summer can be tougher on your car’s battery than the winter. While we can’t do anything to reduce the heat, our team will make sure that your battery is correctly mounted to prevent unwanted vibration and that your car battery terminals have been cleared of all corrosive gunk.
Oil Change: Whether you’re driving the brand new 2020 Hyundai Palisade or an older Hyundai model, it’s essential that you change out your oil on a regular basis. Failing to do so can lead to engine damage and decreased vehicle performance and efficiency.
Air Conditioner Check: The last thing you want is your A/C to quit working on a scorching 95-degree summer day. Your A/C has to be periodically flushed, and the refrigerant must be replaced in order for it to work at its most effective level.
Coolant Top-Off: The coolant in your vehicle works extra hard in the summer. In addition to keeping your engine from overheating, the coolant protects against corrosion and lubricates your water pump. Over time, coolant degrades and must be replaced or topped off.
If you’re looking for quick and thorough summer service on your Hyundai vehicle, schedule a service appointment here at Lester Glenn Hyundai Toms River.