Acura Summer Car Maintenance Checklist

When it comes to car service suggestions for summer, Gillman Acura is ready to help. There are a lot of ways in which your car can suffer some potentially destructive wear-and-tear throughout the ‘dog days’. That damage can be avoided, however, by observing these simple steps toward ‘summer-proofing’ your car, truck, or SUV.

What Are The Benefits To Summer-Proofing Your Vehicle

You have made your plans and charted your course for an amazing summer road trip with your friends and family. But few things can ruin your road trip plans faster than a broken-down car. And your vacation plans aren’t the only potential casualties if you choose to neglect the advantages of summer-proofing your car.

Regular Car Maintenance Saves You Cash

Putting off regularly scheduled car maintenance is a boo-boo almost everyone makes. In our rush to get on the road, we do not take the time to make certain our vehicle 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 is more expensive? A gallon of coolant or a brand-new engine?

Increase the Lifespan of Your Car

Keeping your car, truck, or SUV in good condition isn’t simply to make sure you get a more affordable, hassle-free road trip. In the long run, keeping your car maintained keeps it healthy for much longer than a minimally maintained one.

Road Safety

Nobody wants to be stranded on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, or worse. keeping your vehicle maintained can make sure you and your family and friends reach ‘Point B’ safely. So, before you head out on vacation, take a few minutes to look at this brief summer vehicle maintenance checklist:

Air Conditioning

  • When you run your A/C, pay attention to any strange odors, unusual noises, or minimal or no cooling. If any or all of these problems turn up, you’ll need to get your A/C system looked at.


  • Check your radiator or overflow tank levels to make sure your engine is being appropriately cooled. Using a coolant tester can confirm your water/coolant mix is good.

Engine Fluids

  • Check your transmission fluid, brake fluid, and oil to ensure your vehicle’s vital mechanical systems are effectively lubricated at all times.

The 3 ‘B’s’

  • Brakes

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

  • Battery

    A battery tester can check the strength of your battery to ensure your vehicle starts whenever you need it to.

  • Blades

    Make sure your windshield wiper blades are in good condition and not bouncing across your dry windshield or leaving streaks on a wet one.

Getting Your Auto Maintenance Done at the Auto Dealership

For all of your car, truck, and SUV service needs, Gillman Acura in the Houston area has everything you need to keep your car, truck, or SUV in tip-top condition, including the expertly trained, Acura certified technicians you’ll need to guarantee your car, truck, or SUV is repaired to manufacturing specs. So, when making your preparations for the summer, make sure to schedule a fast summertime assessment of your car, truck, or SUV and let our automotive professionals supply you with a risk-free summer season.

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