When you’re getting ready for your big summer road trips, you make sure to pack everything you’ll need for hot weather, rainy days, and everything in between. But do you take the same care in getting your car ready for the trip it’s about to face? High temps and long drives combine to take quite a toll on your vehicle, but with proper preparation at Napoli Nissan, your vehicle can be prepared to successfully tackle an entire summer worth of joyrides with ease.

Oil and Filter Changes

Sure, this falls under basic maintenance, but it becomes even more important under the heat of summer. Your engine oil dissipates engine heat as well as lubricates critical engine parts. However, the warmer your oil is the thinner it becomes, and this situation is exacerbated if your oil is too old. Therefore, running old oil in the summer is a recipe for engine damage that can be terminal if left for too long. Always have your oil changed regularly, but be especially sure to do so when the heat of summer ramps up temperatures even further.

Coolant System Check

Your coolant may not be something you think about often, but over time it too can break down. When coolant breaks down it becomes corrosive, doing massive internal damage to your water pump, engine block, and even the radiator itself. Ensuring that you have proper levels of fresh coolant will help extend the life of your engine and you’ll be able to drive with confidence all summer long.

Brake Pads and Rotors

Another heat-generating part of your vehicle is your brakes. When you apply pressure to the brake pedal, your brake pads clamp onto the spinning rotor to slow you down. This process creates large amounts of heat which is difficult to dissipate when ambient temperatures are higher. This means faster brake pad wear and can even result in brake fade if your rotors are in poor condition. Having your brakes inspected and replaced will give you both confident stopping power and will help reduce brake fade if you are on the brakes frequently in a short space of time, such as when you descend a steep grade or encounter stop and go traffic.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

These are just a few of the things that you can do to prepare your vehicle for the summer months ahead. Visit Napoli Nissan or schedule an appointment with our service center to completely prepare your vehicle for the warmer months today!

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