As temperatures rise, it's more important than ever to ensure your car is running properly, so you can stay cool and safe. Whether you're headed out on the roads for a summer road trip or are looking forward to cruise the local roads of York, Chesnee and Boiling Springs, it's important to keep your car safe from the wicked summer heat.

Thankfully, with a little prep work, you can keep your car running smoothly all summer long. Check out these summer car maintenance tips to keep your car in tip top shape.


Check your Air Conditioning

Don't get caught without your air conditioning in your car during the middle of summer. It's so much better to find out that your air conditioning needs a tune up than to have it completely not work when it's reaching 100 degrees.

If your AC feels weak, it could be blocked or nee more Freon. It's important to bring your car to an auto service and repair center to take a look. Ignoring the problem could lead to even bigger problems than just be uncomfortable -- it could cause your engine to overheat!

Replace your Battery if Needed

The summer is a good time to check your battery. While most drivers know that the cold can take its toll on a car's battery, they may not realize that the summer's heat can cause battery fluid to evaporate, which can lead to corrosion. During the summer, it's best to have someone at your local service center take a look before it completely goes dead.

Get your Radiator Inspected

You may not realize it, but a clogged radiator can make it harder for coolant to pass through, which can lead to problems with your air conditioning unit. Have a mechanic take a look at your radiator and inspect it for damage and clogs. You may need to have your cooling system flushed if necessary.

Check your Tires

During the summer it's always best to give your tires a checkup. Driving on under-inflated tires can cause tires to overheat and could even lead to a blowout, especially when road temperatures are high. Have a mechanic take a look at your car's tire pressure and fill them up to their appropriate levels to stay safe on the roads this summer.

Visit Roger Shiflett Ford for Summer Auto Maintenance in Gaffney, SC

It's always important to make sure your car is prepared for the summer months ahead. At Roger Shiflett Ford, we'd be happy to give your battery, radiator, AC, and entire vehicle a look over to ensure it's completely safe and ready to take on the summer heat. Our qualified technicians can handle any requests including battery tests, oil and filter changes, tire services, and more! Schedule your auto appointment today and visit our dealership in Gaffney, SC.


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Roger Shiflett Ford

714 Chesnee Hwy
Directions Gaffney, SC 29341

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