What Kind of Summer Maintenance Do Cars Need?

The summer season is a wonderful time for family and friends to get together for fun adventures, such as road trips. Unfortunately, none of that is possible with vehicle troubles. The Texas heat can do a number on your vehicle’s crucial components. So, we want to make sure everything checks out before you hit the road. Let the team at Nortex Lube and Tune take care of your car so that you can be road-ready.

Change Your Engine Oil

The hot temperatures can make your engine temperature soar to extreme levels. That is why proper lubrication from your motor oil is key to protecting your engine parts. Before going out for a long drive, make sure your engine oil is clean and topped off. 

Evaluate the Braking System

It is a no-brainer that your vehicle’s brakes are necessary for your safety. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to slow down, stop, and avoid accidents. There’s more to your brakes than you think, so make sure you check off the brake pads, brake fluid, brake rotors, pedal, and more.

Run Your A/C

It can get really hot and sweaty in the summer, and the last thing you want is to sit through a car ride being miserable. Car A/C can break down for various reasons, so make sure it works at full blast.

Monitor Your Tires

With temperature changes, your tires are more likely to change in pressure. When your tire pressure is altered, you can lose both efficiency and performance. Therefore, it is a good idea to check your tires and adjust their pressure as needed.

Test Your Battery

Heat can make your car battery turn into a nightmare. Not only can it make your battery corrode sooner, but it can cause you the inconvenience of a troubled car starting. To avoid this annoyance, make sure to have your battery tested and cleaned at the start of summer.


For more help on how to maintain your vehicle this summer, please bring your car to Nortex Lube and Tune. Feel free to give us a call or schedule an appointment online today.