What Kind of Maintenance Does My Car Need for the Summer?

With summer right around the corner, you will need to check off a list of maintenance items to ensure your car is road-ready. There are preventative things you can do so that your car can meet the summertime demands. As you know, your car can be put under a lot of stress in the warmer weather months. Fortunately, you can turn to the experts at Cosmo's Service Center for help on all your automotive needs this summer.

One routine maintenance task that you can't miss out on is your oil and filter change. With more driving done in the summer, your car may use more oil than normal. To keep your engine running smooth, make sure your car has a fresh supply of clean motor oil. It'll keep your engine clean and prevent excess friction. Plus, you may want to change the engine air filter to promote good engine performance.

Another summer maintenance must is to have your tires inspected by a professional mechanic. There are many aspects of tires that should be checked. One of them is your treads. If you've driven through lots of snow and rain in the winter and spring, your tires may be worn thin and need replacing. Another thing to check is your tire pressure. Proper tire inflation is necessary to extend the life of your tires and promote good mileage. If your tires don't meet the recommended psi, top them off with air.

The hot weather can cause fluid leaks to occur with your car battery, which is why battery failures tend to happen in the summertime. We recommend having your battery tested to check to see if it can hold a charge. Replace your car battery if it is 5 years old or older. 

Another fantastic maintenance item is to have your car fluids topped off. When you bring your car in for an oil service, ask your technicians to check your brake fluid, transmission fluid, windshield washer fluid, and coolant. Coolant should be a top priority since it prevents your engine from overheating. 


Let the professional technicians at Cosmo's Service Center take care of your car for the summer. If you need assistance on the maintenance items above, please call or schedule an appointment online with our team today.