Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer Car Care

DURAND, Mich., – Summer is finally here and we know that means travel plans for many families. With that in mind, we recommend consulting our Summer Car Care tips to get your vehicle ready for long drives and hot conditions. It’s easy to be more excited about vacation time than taking your vehicle into our service center, but it’s important to stay up-to-date on your vehicle maintenance this time of year. We’ve outlined some of the basic maintenance you should keep up on your car during the summer, including cooling and A/C systemscosmetic damagesexterior lightsfuel system, and sun protection.We want to make sure you and your family arrive at your destination safely and comfortably. Read on to learn about some of the steps you can take to prepare your vehicle for the summer months.

Summer Car Care

Summer Car Care

Cooling and A/C Systems

The importance of your cooling and A/C systems working properly during the summer months cannot be overstated. Both of these systems are crucial during hot weather for the safety of your passengers and your engine. A car's cooling system keeps the engine from overheating and having internal damage, while your A/C system keeps everyone in your vehicle, including adults, children, and pets, cool and in no danger of getting heat stroke. Learn the warning signs that could tip you off to a dysfunctional cooling or A/C system, and may ultimately help you recognize a problem with your car. Don’t get stuck on the side of the road due to an unchecked cooling or A/C system.

Cosmetic Damage

Summer is the perfect time to catch up on and fix all of the cosmetic damages on your vehicle that occurred last winter and all of the inclement weather conditions. Learn about some basic cosmetic fixes and why they are important to the life of your car to get them fixed. Plus, some cosmetic damages can cause rust, which greatly decreases the value of your vehicle. So save yourself time and money in the long run by fixing cosmetic damages as soon as possible.

Exterior Lights

Long drives up north on Friday nights and the general increase in nighttime driving during the summer mean it's even more important that your exterior lights are in proper working order. Light maintenance often gets overlooked when it comes to routine vehicle care, but exterior lights are very important to your safety while driving. Learn about the different types of headlights and how you can change them yourself at home, as well as an easy test to make sure your exterior lights are working properly.

Fuel System

On this page, we explain what your fuel system does for your vehicle and about it's different components. You'll learn about some of the warning signs that mean your fuel system may be not working efficiently and why it’s important to maintain the fuel system in your vehicle. With all the driving you're likely to do this summer, you'll want your fuel system working as best it can so you can go farther between trips to the pump. If the fuel system isn’t working properly, you could also be causing expensive damage to your vehicle. If you notice the warning signs, don’t wait to get your fuel system serviced.

Sun Protection

On the Sun Protection page, we discuss a number of tips and tricks for protecting your vehicle from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Yes, they're not just harmful to your skin, they can also do damage to your vehicle. Learn about the types of damage that can be caused by the sun and what you can do to prevent them. You wouldn’t go out in the sun all day without sunscreen on your skin, so why would you want to leave your vehicle unprotected from the sun during the summer?

After you’ve read through all of our Summer Car Care pages, we hope you'll understand the importance of maintaining your vehicle during the hot summer months. We’d be more than happy to help you with your cooling and A/C systemcosmetic damagesexterior lightsfuel system, or sun protection to get your car in great working condition for all of the summer plans you have this season. Be sure to give us a call at (989) 288-2657 or make a service appointment online. If you have any other questions or concerns about your vehicle maintenance, you can check out our FAQ section on our service page.

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! We proudly serve Durand and surrounding communities including Owosso, Flint, Swartz Creek, and Genesse Charter Township. Learn more about Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand, or for any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website!

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