3 Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Used Vehicles!

3 Used Vehicle Maintenance Tips in Auburn ME

Summer’s heat is spiking up in several places across the country, and it’s taking its toll! And not just on people, but also on your vehicles! The heat can do a lot of damage to your vehicle, more than you’d think, and could leave you stranded on the side of the road without warning! That’s why we’re here to help you keep your vehicle running even on the hottest days! Continue reading so see what tips we have to offer!

1. Keep Your Engine Cool

One of the most important systems on your vehicle is the one that keeps your engine cool, protecting it from overheating. This is one system you need to make sure you watch and that you properly and periodically flush it, as recommended by the manufacturer. You also need to make sure that your coolant is filled to the proper level as well, to keep it as cool as possible.

Man replacing brakes of a vehicle

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You should also make sure you check the tubes, hoses, and belts of this system, as they can be worn down by heat.

2. Keep Your Tires Inflated

Your tires are one of the most important components of the vehicle, and as such you need to make sure that you take good care of them. You want to avoid driving on under-inflated tires as that can lead to them overheating and blowing out, especially on particularly hot days. You should check all your tires, including your spare, at least once a month and keep them at a good level.

3. Keep Your Fluids Properly Filled

Coolant, motor oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, all these fluids are important to the health and maintenance of your vehicle. You want to make sure that you don’t let them drop below the recommended levels, as you could end up damaging your vehicle by doing so.

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To learn more about vehicle maintenance tips, or what vehicles our dealership offers in its inventory, contact our agents at K & R Auto Sales today!