Sherree Schell
Idaho Falls, ID
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As summer approaches, be sure your car is ready to take on the season. As always, invest in an AMSOIL synthetic oil to give your engine the best protection possible.

Tips to Help You Take Care of Your Summer Vehicle Maintenance Tasks

Get a head start on your summer vehicle maintenance with these simple tips.

Start with the Tires

There's no doubt that summer is the hottest season of the year. With this increase in outdoor temperatures, your tires will also experience an increase in tire pressure. The heat can cause air to expand, causing your tires to become overinflated. This may not sound like a huge deal, but it can actually lead to uneven tread wear, reduced traction, and even blowouts on the road. To keep your tires at their proper pressure and to keep you safe, check them with a pressure gauge regularly and make the proper adjustments. Keep in mind that the right tire pressure can also lead to better gas mileage. While you're adjusting tire pressure, why not also check on the tread? If your tread is quite worn, now is the perfect time to invest in new tires. Use the penny test to ensure your tires are still in decent condition.

Pay Attention to the Cooling System

The cooling system takes care of keeping temperatures under the hood manageable, but increasing outdoor temperatures in the summertime can also become an issue. Extreme summer heat coupled with high operating temperatures can leave your engine in danger of overheating. To prevent this, give your cooling system a thorough inspection. Check the level and condition of your coolant and top it off or replace it as needed. It's always a good idea to carry additional coolant in your car in case of an emergency. Next, check the hoses and connections for issues including leaks, clogs, cracks, and other problems that can lead to a malfunctioning system. If you're planning on taking a road trip or hauling something heavy like a boat, get your cooling system professionally serviced for the best results.

Give Your Car a Synthetic Oil Change

Another important fluid to check on is your motor oil. While checking on this fluid, focus on the level of it as well as its condition. If your oil is still clean, you may just need to top it off. If your oil is quite dirty, it's time for an oil change. For the best protection and results, invest in a synthetic oil change. Check out AMSOIL's full range of synthetic oils, including synthetic oil for European motors, diesel motors, and gasoline motors among others. If you're looking for the best synthetic oil for you vehicle, look no further than AMSOIL. Whether you're looking for synthetic oil for your car, motorcycle, or watercraftAMSOIL has it all. For help choosing the perfect product, contact Schell Distributing Inc at (208)524-0322.

Test the Battery

It's no secret that starting your car during a cold winter adds extra strain on your battery, but the summer heat can be just as bad. If your battery is quite old, it may not be able to make it through a scorching summer. To avoid getting stranded thanks to a dead battery, get it tested. This will let you know how much life it realistically still has. If your battery is still quite new and in great shape, there is still work to be done. Check the connections to be sure they'er clean and rust-free. You may need to clean the area to remove any buildup that can cause issues later on.

Invest in New Windshield Wipers

Windshield wipers in the summer may not sound like a necessity, but they truly are. Summer storms can arrive suddenly, and if your windshield wipers are brittle and not functioning, you may have trouble seeing the road in front of you. If summer storms aren't the norm in your city, there are other conditions to look out for. Dust storms, bugs, and other debris can obstruct your view of the road as they start form a layer on your windshield. If you're going on a road trip, check the condition of your wipers and replace them if they're no longer able to do their job properly.

Clean out Your Car

Cleaning out your car may sound like a simple chore you just don't want to do. In reality, this chore is quite important and can help you save on summer fuel. If you're still carrying heavy, bulky items from the winter, stop chauffeuring them around. These items can add a significant amount of weight to your car, causing you to burn through fuel faster. Next, vacuum and clean the surfaces in your vehicle. Once you're finished, apply some type of protectant to keep these exposed parts free of sun damage. If you tend to park in sunny outdoor areas, consider investing in a sun shield for added protection. For more tips to help increase your fuel economy, click here.

Synthetic Oil Change in Idaho Falls, ID

Before heading out on your summer road trip, be sure to give your vehicle a synthetic oil change. Contact Schell Distributing Inc at (208)524-0322 to learn about the benefits of investing in AMSOIL synthetic oil. Don't forget to stop by their online shop for a full range of AMSOIL Oil products for all of your engines.

 (208) 524-0322

 2000 W Broadway St
Idaho Falls, ID, 83402
United States
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