Summer Vehicle Maintenance Benefits

When it comes to car maintenance tips for summer, Sterling McCall Toyota is standing by to help. As you may already know, there are a lot of ways in which your vehicle can suffer some potentially harmful wear-and-tear during these 'dog days'. That damage can be prevented, however, by administering these simple steps toward keeping your car 'summer-proof'.

Summer-Proofing Your Car: Benefits

You have meticulously planned and charted your course for an amazing summer vacation with your family and friends. But nothing can spoil your getaway plans faster than a broken-down car, truck, or SUV. And your vacation plans aren't the only potential casualties if you decide to ignore the benefits of summer-proofing your car.

Regularly Scheduled Car Maintenance Saves You Money

Putting off regular vehicle maintenance is an error that everyone makes. In our rush to get started on the road, we do not take the time to make certain our car is ready for the road. Before you know it, your radiator has sprung a leak or your engine has overheated in the summer heat. Which do you think will cost you more? A gallon of coolant or a Toyota-new engine?

Increase the Lifespan of Your Car

Keeping your car, truck, or SUV maintained isn't simply to ensure you get a more affordable, hassle-free vacation. Over time, keeping your vehicle maintained extends its life for far longer than a minimally maintained one.

Road Safety

Nobody intends to be broken down on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, or worse. keeping your vehicle maintained can make certain you and your friends and family reach 'Point B' safe and sound. So, before you hit the road, take a look at this short vehicle summer-proofing checklist:

Air Conditioning

  • When you turn on your A/C, pay attention to any funky odors, unusual noises, or minimal or no cold air. If any or all of these issues appear, you'll need to get your A/C system checked out.


  • Check your radiator or overflow tank levels to ensure your engine is being effectively cooled. Using a coolant tester can verify your water/coolant mix is good.

Engine Fluids

  • Check your transmission fluid, brake fluid, and oil to make sure your vehicle's moving parts are effectively lubricated at all times.

The Three 'B's'

  • Brakes

    Remove the tires one-at-a-time and examine your brake pads and/or shoes for any observable signs of wear-and-tear.

  • Battery

    A battery tester can check the potency of your battery to make sure your car, truck, or SUV starts every time you need it to.

  • Blades

    Ensure your windshield wiper blades are in great condition and not jumping across your dry windshield or leaving a trail of water on a wet one.

Why Get Your Auto Service Done at the Car Dealer?

For all your car, truck, and SUV service needs, Sterling McCall Toyota in the Houston area has everything you require to maintain your vehicle, including the expertly trained, Toyota certified mechanical specialists you'll need to guarantee your vehicle is repaired to manufacturing specifications. So, when making your plans for the summer, be sure to schedule a fast summertime assessment of your car, truck, or SUV and let our automotive professionals provide you with a risk-free summer season.

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