Typically, when we think of cars breaking down or needing maintenance, it’s during the coldest months of winter. However, that’s not always the case when it comes to every aspect of car care. There are some important car maintenance projects you’ll need to take care of this summer in order to keep your car in great condition and prevent any unnecessary breakdowns or costly repairs. Keep reading to learn more and contact your Top Rated Local® Auto Repair Company at Milex Auto Service if you have any questions.

Engine Belts

Your car has a serpentine belt between the fan and alternator. These belts wear down over time and sometimes outright break. In order for your car to run well, these belts need to have the right tension and generally be in a good condition. You’re likely going to need to visit an auto shop in order to have this belt replaced.

Tires

Aside from your brakes, the tires on your car are one of the most important components that keeps you [and your car] safe. There are several things you need to take into consideration when it comes to tire maintenance.

Pressure – The pressure of your car tires not only affects the way your car controls, low tire pressure can also result in damage to the tire itself, as well as the rim of the wheel. Start by checking the inside of the fuel door or the car manual for the appropriate pressure.

Uneven wear – If you notice that there are any unusual marks or wear on your tires, you may have a more serious problem on your hands. This could be a sign that your tires aren’t aligned properly or that there’s something wrong with the suspension.

Tread wear – An unusual amount of tread wear is the ultimate sign that you need to replace your tires. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t just need healthy tires in the winter, they’re still important in the summer, so get them replaced if they’re getting old!

Wipers

It’s summer, but some of the most unpredictable rain storms occur during this time of year. And trust us, you won’t want to be caught without functioning windshield wipers when this does happen! Whether it’s the actual mechanism that works your windshield wipers, the switch, or the condition of the wipers themselves, you’ll need to get them fixed for summer. Worn down and old wipers tend to make streaks across your windshield that make it very difficult to see out of.

Air Conditioner

You can never forget about your air conditioner in the summer. Tucson summers are known for their sweltering heat meaning having a functioning air conditioner should be a top priority this summer. As a car’s air conditioner gets older, it tends to slow down and not cool the car as much, similar to your home’s AC system. Throughout winter and spring this is not as noticeable because we aren’t using it and relying on it as much. However, once summer comes around, it becomes immediately obvious that this is a problem.

Dashboard Sunshade

Aside from air conditioners, dashboard sunshades are a must. If you’ve ever come back to your car after a long day in the sun, you know exactly how this feels. Sunshades can be bought just about anywhere and will save you a lot of suffering next time you get in your car.

Cleaning

It’s not always easy to get your car cleaned out during the winter. If it’s cold out, people typically don’t feel inclined to do any work outside. However, in the summer, you’ll be able to clean out your car while enjoying some sunshine at the same time.

Visit Milex Auto Service

Milex Auto Service is your Top Rated Local® Auto Repair Company in Tucson, Arizona. Whatever you need from engine repair to electrical system repair, we’re here to help. Visit us today or give us a call to learn more about our services.