Volkswagen Summer Car Maintenance Checklist

When it comes to vehicle service suggestions for summer, Volkswagen of Alamo Heights is standing by to help. As you may already know, there are lots of ways in which your car can suffer some potentially damaging wear-and-tear during these ‘dog days’. That mechanical damage can be avoided, however, by observing a few steps toward ‘summer-proofing’ your car, truck, or SUV.

The Benefits of Summer-Proofing Your Vehicle

You’ve meticulously planned and charted your course for an awesome summer vacation with your family and friends. But few things can ruin your getaway plans faster than a broken-down car, truck, or SUV. And your plans aren’t the only potential casualties if you decide to disregard the advantages of summer-proofing your car.

summer vehicle maintenance benefits

Vehicle Maintenance Saves You Cash

Putting off vehicle service is an error all of us have made. In our excitement to get started on the road, we do not take the time to ensure our vehicle is ready for the road. The next thing you know, your radiator has sprung a leak or your engine has burned up in the summer heat. Which do you think will cost you more? A gallon of coolant or a new engine?

Extend the Lifetime of Your Car

Keeping your car, truck, or SUV maintained isn’t just to ensure you get a more affordable, problem-free vacation. In the long run, keeping your car, truck, or SUV maintained extends its life for much longer than a minimally maintained one.

Road Safety

Nobody intends to be stranded on the side of the highway in the middle of nowhere, or worse. keeping your car in tip-top shape can ensure you and your family and friends reach ‘Point B’ safe and sound. So, before you head out on vacation, take a look at this brief car summer-proofing checklist:

Air Conditioner

  • When you run your A/C, check for strange odors, unusual noises, or minimal or no cold air. If any or all of these problems pop up, you’ll most likely need to get your A/C system inspected.


  • Check your radiator or overflow tank levels to see if your engine is being appropriately cooled. Using a coolant tester can verify your water/coolant mix is properly mixed.

Automotive Fluids

  • Check your brake fluid, oil, and transmission fluid to ensure your car, truck, or SUV’s vital mechanical systems are properly lubricated at all times.

The Three ‘B’s’

  • Brakes

    Remove the tires one-at-a-time and check your brake pads and/or shoes for any noticeable signs of wear-and-tear.

  • Battery

    A battery tester can check the power levels of your battery to make sure your car, truck, or SUV starts every time you need it to.

  • Blades

    Ensure your windshield wiper blades are in great shape and not jumping across your dry windshield or leaving a trail of water on a wet one.

Getting Your Car Service Done at the Car Dealership

For all of your automotive preventative maintenance needs, Volkswagen of Alamo Heights in the San Antonio area has everything you need to keep your car, truck, or SUV in tip-top condition, including the expertly trained, Volkswagen certified service technicians you’ll need to guarantee your car, truck, or SUV is repaired to manufacturing specifications. So, when making your preparations for the summer, be sure to schedule a quick summertime examination of your car and allow our automotive experts provide you with a risk-free summer season.

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