The summer weather can scorch not only your hair or skin, it can also be cruel to your car.

Yes, that magical day of summer! Not only then did I buy a new ride from my favourite Edmonton used car dealer, but that was also one of the most awesome summers of my life. You probably have fond memories of summer too, right? You’d probably be hard pressed to find someone who isn’t reminiscing about a certain carefree summer.

What’s the season that is just as awesome as Christmas? If you didn’t answer summer, then go out and start having some fun. Car owners may be a bit worried, though, since cars can be also damaged easily in this blazing heat.

Thankfully, our friendly Used Toyota Edmonton dealers are quite capable in dealing some expert advice on how to maintain your car during this upcoming season. So want to know more? If you follow these tips, you’ll never have to worry about busted trips ever again:

Do a tire check

The heat tends to wear the tires more than any other season, so regular tire check up is a must. Always see to it that your tires have the proper pressure before hitting the road. Under-inflated tires have higher probability of busting on the road while overinflated tires make the ride go bumpy.

If your tires are already worn out, change them this summer as your car’s “rubber soles” will wear out some more during the warm season of the year. For the right tire pressure, check the owner’s manual or if you don’t have one, get advice from the experts, like consulting with the Toyota dealers from which you bought your vehicle.

Ply your car with fluids

It’s easy to overlook that there are important things in your car’s mechanism other than the engine. For starters, there’s the radiator and transmission, which is also in need of constant fluid replacement. It’s much more important now considering that summer is fast approaching, so there’s always the risk of these fluid drying up and causing your car to overheat in the process.

Have a comfortable drive

Have you ever experienced that feeling when your car’s air-conditioning unit isn’t working that great and your windshield wipers doesn’t start wiping on an awfully humid and rainy day? No? Then don’t wait ‘till it happens to you. Get those units replaced and checked-up at the slightest sign of a problem.

“Protect” your car

An Edmonton used car dealer had once quipped to me that you’ve also gotta lessen the time that your car is just literally “seating” under the sun. Well, that’s easy: when you’re about to park your car, find an area where there can be ample shade from the sun—be it a tree, a covered lot, or just behind a building.

If such a thing is not accessible, a handy car cover will be your best protection during those periods of sun-exposure in the parking area. Car covers can also shield your vehicle from dust and other debris in the surrounding area.

Utilize your mechanic

A mechanic does have a purpose, and that was much further bolstered by the claims of some Toyota dealers. A vehicle check-up by your mechanic can help you determine what needs to be changed or upgraded to ensure that you maintain that great driving experience. It’s quite important now, considering that a long trip is imminent in this summer season.

Is it a coincidence that it’s been exactly one summer ago since I got my vehicle from our used Toyota Edmonton dealers? Who knows? But all I know that it’s still in great shape, thanks to a few tips I got from these “pros”. So to avoid getting your perfect summer plans ruined by a busted ride, do the sensible thing and have your car checked up now. Protect your car this summer and enjoy your vacation ahead.

Author's Bio: 

Gateway Toyota is a well-established Toyota Dealership located in Edmonton, Alberta. We sell and lease new Toyota vehicles, procure financing and set up vehicle loans. We provide warranty, maintenance and repair services, and sell new Toyota parts. In addition we have one of the largest used vehicle departments among Canadian Toyota Dealers and a special finance department to assist with the re-establishment of credit. 

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