Walnut Creek Auto Repair

Do I Need Summer Car Maintenance?

The summertime is a period where many families and friends like to get out of their homes. That also means that people are going to depend on their cars more than before. Whether it's a road trip to the beach or a quick ride to grab dinner, the hot weather can heavily affect our vehicle's condition. The simple answer is: YES, you should get car maintenance. To avoid your chances of a vehicle breakdown this summer, you need to give your vehicle the proper attention it deserves. You might wonder what car components you need to have inspected before summer is in full swing. Here are the four parts of every car that you should regularly examine this summer.


Air-Conditioning System 

With the high temperatures on the rise, the most unfortunate thing that could happen to you is to have to drive without AC. If your air conditioner is older, then it may leak freon. If you notice a leak, bring your vehicle to Central Automotive. We are equipped with state-of-the-art tools, machines, and products to recharge your air conditioning system correctly. 


Essential Fluids

You should check all of your vital fluids as they are essential in keeping your car operating. These vital fluids include engine oil, power steering, brake, coolant, and windshield-washer fluid often. These fluids are continually being used during the year and should be topped off whenever possible. 


Brake System

Your brake determines your safety every time you get behind the wheel. If you begin to notice that your brakes have a delayed response time or have a spongy feeling, it might be time to have them checked out. There is a solid chance that it's time to get new brake pads. However, it is best to have a professional inspect your brakes to ensure your safety.


Cabin Filter

The summer is ideal for checking your air filter since you use your AC nearly every day. If your air filter looks filthy, then it's a perfect time to have it replaced. While you get your air filters checked, be sure to have your pollen and cabin filters inspected too. 


Our auto experts at Central Automotive can give you a comprehensive vehicle examination so that your car can be reliable again for the summer. If you require an inspection or any auto repair service, give us a call or visit our shop in Walnut Creek, CA. 

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