Preparing your vehicle for different seasons is an important aspect of maintenance. In the same way that you should get your Mercedes-Benz winterized, you should also prepare it for summer driving conditions. Hot, dry weather can affect your car, so you’ll want to find a local, knowledgeable mechanic who is qualified to service it. When you have a trained professional available to assist you, the transition from winter to summer driving can be a seamless one.
Get the Fluids Checked
Before the weather gets too hot, you should bring your car in tohave the fluids checked.If it needs more oil, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, or coolant, this is an excellent time to replenish it with such things. The fluids in your vehicle are all designed to keep it running efficiently, and this is especially vital during periods of extreme temperatures and weather. If Abbotsford experiences a heat wave this year, you’ll be glad you had the fluids checked, filled, and replaced.
Replace the Wiper Blades
Wiper blades typically need to be replaced approximately every six months. Additionally, you might use a different type of wiper blade in the summer than you do in the winter. If this is the case, then changing them before winter and before summer is a solid strategy. Keeping functional blades on your windshield is essential in order to ensure proper visibility.
Schedule an Air Conditioning Check
When the temperatures are at their highest, you won’t want your air conditioning system to fail. Schedule a system maintenance check, so your mechanic can examine the various components of this system. If the refrigerant is low, it will need to be filled or changed. If any other part of the air conditioning system must be replaced, you may need to wait until the part is ordered and delivered – so don’t wait until the temperature is uncomfortably high before you do this. The beginning of summer is also a perfect time to have a new air cabin filter installed.
Get the Undercarriage Cleaned
In places with snowy climates (such as Abbotsford), salt from winter roads can corrode the undercarriage of your vehicle. The best way to deal with this is to have the undercarriage cleaned after winter. If you neglect to do this, you could have a corrosion problem to deal with during the summer. You may also want to have a mechanic examine the undercarriage after it has been cleaned.
Summer should be a time to relax and have some fun. If you prepare your Mercedes-Benz for the upcoming warm weather, you won’t need to worry about it when you’re on vacation. Contact the friendly staff at Collins for a free quote on summertime maintenance.
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