Although we think of winter as being particularly tough on our cars, the summer heat and summer driving can also cause the need for VW repair. However, there are some specific steps you can take to make sure your car is running in peak condition.

Check Fluids and Filters 

Summer heat can lead to the evaporation of your car’s fluids. You’ll want to make sure you enter summer driving with full fluid levels, especially your oil. Changing your air filter at the beginning of summer is also recommended.

Have Your Battery Tested

Your battery also has fluid in it, which can dry up in the summer heat. – THIS DOES NOT APPLY. Have your battery checked by a VW repair technician and make sure it’s operating at optimum performance. Experiencing a dead battery is inconvenient and unsafe.

Check Your Tires

Fluctuating temperatures result in fluctuating air pressure in your tires. Check them regularly and look for damage. If the tread is low, you’ll need to replace them before the hot summer months. 

Wash and Wax

A good wash and wax keep the sun from damaging your car’s top coat and paint job. It also prevents dirt and dust from scratching your vehicle. It’s easy and inexpensive to do and will protect your investment.

Check Your Air Conditioning

It’s advisable to have your air conditioning checked before you have a problem with it during the summer heat. In addition to faulty air conditioning being a source of discomfort, it can be a sign of more serious problems with your vehicle. Have it looked at by a VW repair technician as soon as possible.

Prepare an Emergency Kit

In case of an emergency, you don’t want to be stranded without an emergency kit. Stock it with tools like jumper cables, a tire gauge, drinking water, flashlights, blankets, and sealed snacks.

Ottohaus provides expert VW repair in our two Charleston area locations. Contact us today and let us help prepare your vehicle for safe summer driving.