Nissan Summer Car Maintenance Checklist

When it comes to summer vehicle maintenance suggestions, Cedar Park Nissan is here to help. As you may already know, there are lots of ways your car can experience some potentially harmful wear-and-tear during these 'dog days'. That mechanical damage can be avoided, however, by taking a few steps toward keeping your car, truck, or SUV 'summer-proof'.

Summer-Proofing Your Vehicle: Benefits

You've meticulously planned and charted your course for an amazing summer vacation with your family and friends. But nothing can spoil your holiday plans faster than a broken-down car. And your plans aren't the only potential casualties if you decide to disregard the advantages of summer-proofing your car, truck, or SUV.

summer car maintenance tips

Regularly Scheduled Vehicle Maintenance Will Save You Money

Putting off regularly scheduled vehicle maintenance is an error almost everyone makes. In our excitement to get on the road, we do not take the time to make certain our vehicle is ready to roll. The next thing you know, your radiator needs replacing or your engine has overheated in the summer heat. Which do you think is more expensive? A gallon of coolant or a Nissan-new engine?

Improve the Lifetime of Your Car

Keeping your car in good condition isn't just to make certain you get a less expensive, problem-free vacation. In the long run, keeping your car maintained keeps it healthy for far longer than a minimally maintained one.

Road Safety

No one intends to be broken down on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, or worse. keeping your vehicle maintained can make certain you and your friends and family reach 'Point B' safe and sound. So, before you head out on vacation, take a look at this brief summer car maintenance checklist:

Air Conditioning

  • When you run your A/C, pay attention to any strange odors, odd sounds, or minimal or no cold air. If any or all of these issues turn up, you'll most likely need to get your A/C system looked at.


  • Check your radiator or overflow tank levels to ensure your engine is being properly cooled. Using a coolant tester can verify your water/coolant mix is where it should be.

Engine Fluids

  • Check your oil, brake fluid, and transmission fluid to make sure your car, truck, or SUV's moving parts 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 noticeable indicators of wear-and-tear.

  • Battery

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

  • Blades

    Make sure your windshield wiper blades are in excellent condition and not jumping across your dry windshield or leaving a trail of water on a wet one.

Why Get Your Vehicle Service Done at the Auto Dealership?

For all of your automotive preventative maintenance needs, Cedar Park Nissan near the Austin area has everything you require to keep your vehicle in excellent shape, including the expertly trained, Nissan certified technicians you'll need to ensure your car, truck, or SUV is repaired to manufacturing specifications. So, when making your preparations for the summer, be sure to set up a fast summertime assessment of your car, truck, or SUV and allow our automotive specialists provide you with a safe summer season.

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