As your Bridgeport, CT Ford dealer we’re here to provide you with more than new Ford models for sale, we’re also here to help you take care of your car so that you can enjoy and rely on it for years to come. One of the best ways to prevent your vehicle from experiencing major mechanical and safety issues is by occasionally performing some simple inspections and care. Now is a great time to give your car a little extra care with the summer right around the corner. That’s why we thought we’d provide a few summer car care tips.

High temperatures can be stressful on your car. The heat affects several areas from the battery to the tires, but with a little care, you can ensure that your vehicle is ready for the heat. The first thing you’ll want to check on when the weather gets hotter is your battery. Heat will cause your battery’s fluid level to evaporate at an advanced rate, which, in turn, can affect the internal components of your battery. Check your fluid level periodically to avoid problems and risk of your battery breaking down. You’ll also want to remove the clamps and remove the oxidation and grime which can cause excess battery drain.

Your vehicle’s coolant system also works extra hard during the summer months to keep your engine from overheating. Because of this, you’ll use more coolant than in the winter. It’s advised that you keep a 50:50 mixture of coolant and distilled water which is drawn from your radiator.

To maximize tire safety and prevent extra wear or damage, consult your owner’s manual to ensure that you maintain the correct tire pressure. Tire pressure changes with the weather so check them periodically.

Lastly, don’t wait any longer to get that overdo oil change and oil filter replacement. Clean oil means a happy engine. Visit us today at Park City Ford for all your Ford service needs.