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Try Out These Important Summer Car Maintenance Tips

car in the sunshine, get your car ready for summer

Try out these suggestions to get your car ready for summer.

As the weather gets warmer, there are certain things that you need to take care of to ensure that your car continues to run smoothly.  Here are some of the car maintenance tips that you should try to get your car ready for summer.

  • Clean Your Windshield Wipers

While you may associate your windshield wipers with wet weather, don’t forget that you will use your wipers to clear your windshield of dust.  If your windshield wipers are worn out and dirty, then you could actually make your visibility worse by using them.  To ensure that this doesn’t happen to you, make sure you thoroughly clean your windshield wipers every time you wash your car or wipe down your car’s windows.  If the wipers are still leaving streaks, then it’s time to replace your wiper blades completely.

  • Monitor Your Tire Pressure

As outside temperatures change, so does your car’s tire pressure.  When it’s hot outside, your tire pressure will actually increase.  This is why it’s important to monitor your car’s tire pressure as temperatures rise.  You can locate your car’s recommended PSI in your owner’s manual.  Make sure that you wait three hours after driving to measure your PSI to ensure that you are getting an accurate reading.

  • Wash and Wax Your Car

While keeping your car clean might seem purely cosmetic, keeping up with this maintenance task could save you a lot of time and money down the road.  When dust and grime accumulate on your car, it can scratch your car’s top coat, leaving your car’s paint looking dull and susceptible to peeling and other damage.  To keep your car in good shape, make sure you clean and wax it regularly.

These are some of the maintenance tasks that you should take care of to get your car ready for summer.  Want another way to protect your car this season?  Then make sure you have the right auto insurance in place.  For assistance with all your car coverage needs, contact the professionals at Mike Leonard Insurance Agency.  Our dedicated team is eager to find you the right coverage from one of our many carriers including: Kemper, MetLife, Nationwide, Travelers, The Hartford, Safeco Insurance, Progressive, and American Strategic Insurance.