It’s summer time, and you’ve got the air conditioning cranked in your Hyundai. You’re probably going to want to make sure that your air conditioning stays ice cold all season long – and that your engine stays at the right temperature too, thanks to a smooth-running cooling system. The changing of the seasons are a great reminder of the need to catch up on a number of different automobile maintenance services, and with summer’s prime driving season upon us it’s more important than ever to make sure that your Hyundai is in top spec.
The summer months mark the most popular time to hit the road in the United States, and you will want to make sure that your Hyundai automobile can shrug off extra odometer stress with ease. Fortunately, scheduling a service appointment at your Hyundai dealership is a great one-stop way to have your car inspected and serviced in order to make sure all of its maintenance is up to date.
One of the first things that dealership technicians will verify during a summer inspection is the condition of your tires. Hot asphalt is notoriously tough on tires, especially if they’ve been worn down by years of use. Your Hyundai trained technician can verify that there are no cracks or uts in the tire’s sidewall, and that enough tread life remains to see you through the season. Bald tires can put you and your passengers in danger during a sudden rainstorm, especially if there is any standing water on the road. Hyundai technicians will also check the air pressure in each tire to help make sure that they wear evenly and safely. Proper inflation will also improve your automobile’s fuel economy.
Your air filter will be inspected in order to determine whether it must be replaced. A clogged or dirty air filter can lead to a loss of power, lower fuel mileage and poor overall performance, and after a winter’s worth of keeping particulate matter out of your engine, it’s often time for a change. Other engine-related summer maintenance items that can improve your car’s miles per gallon include plug wires, fuel filters, cabin air filters. All three of these items offer significant benefits to your motor.
In addition to performing the standard brake pad, rotor and fluid checks that should be done every time you have your automobile in for servicing, one of the final things that Hyundai technicians will verify as being in good working order is your car’s cooling system. When the mercury hits 90 degrees or higher, you can be sure that you will need a radiator that can handle the task of keeping your engine cool enough to perform safely. This includes inspecting the radiator and all hoses for leaks. Techs will also want to test out your climate control system to make sure you have a full charge of refrigerant to see you through the summer months in comfort.
Making sure your Hyundai is ready for the upcoming heat, hustle and bustle of summer is as simple a scheduling a service appointment at your local dealership.