Summer is just around the corner, which means it's time for t-shirts, bbq’s and most importantly road trips! Before you hit the road this summer make sure your vehicle is in top shape! After driving around in cold winter conditions, check out our top 5 tips to get your vehicle ready for the hot summer days ahead!
1.Switch from snow tires to all-season or summer tires.
Winter tires are made of a softer rubber that allows them to remain flexible in colder climates, however, they wear out more easily as the weather gets warmer. When the temperature consistently rises above 7 degrees, it's time to go back to all-season or summer tires.
If you need new all-season or summer tires, simply order your new tires here or call us at 905-625-3420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2.Change your wiper blades.
Winter wiper blades, like winter tires, are made of a different rubber than summer wiper blades and should be replaced when the weather gets warmer. Even if your wiper blades aren't designed for winter, they should be inspected and replaced if they're no longer working.
3.Test your AC.
On a hot day, not only is driving without air conditioning unpleasant, but it can also be hazardous. Before the weather gets too hot, make sure your air conditioner is working properly. Get your system tested by a professional if you hear strange sounds or think the air coming out of your vents is warmer than it should be.
4. Get an oil change.
Up to the fill mark, your oil dipstick should indicate an amber color. Fill it up if it's below the fill line. Replace your oil right away if the dipstick is covered in a black, grimy film. Depending on your Toyota, oil can last between 8,000 to 16,000 km.
If you are unsure if you need an oil change, give us a call at 905-625-0333 and our service team can assist you.
5. Give it a good wash.
Over the winter, salt and grime will accumulate on almost every part of your vehicle, from the undercarriage to the interior mats. Offer your car a thorough spring cleaning once the roads are clear. Remember to check the undercarriage, wheel wells, windows, and interior mats.
At Mississauga Toyota, we offer full detailing services for your vehicle. Click here to see our different detailing packages and a la carte services.
At Mississauga Toyota, we offer all of these services. Contact us today if you have any questions about getting your vehicle summer-ready. Get ready to enjoy the nice summer breeze in your Toyota!