Is Your Car Summer-Ready?

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​It’s officially in the 100s here in Peoria, which means it’s time to slather on the sunblock and stake out a shady spot by the pool! It also means that it’s important to be proactive in caring for your INFINITI vehicle, as the harsh summer temperatures can be quite unforgiving on its various parts and systems.

Continue reading below to find out how to best prepare your car for the season.

Check your tire pressure— Although most newer INFINITI cars and SUVs come with a tire pressure monitoring system, it’s still important to keep a close eye on your tires. Hot weather increases the chance of a blowout, so low/high psi or other damage to the tire should be corrected right away!

Open the hood and look at the belts and hoses— Do you see any worn out or cracked rubber components when you look under the hood? If so, you’ll want to make sure you have them replaced sooner than later! These symptoms typically indicate heat damage, which will only be exacerbated the further we move into the season.

Replace your windshield wipers— With monsoon season looming in the distance, it’s important to make sure your windshield wipers are healthy and ready for a dose of rain! The excessive heat can dry out and destroy the rubber on the wipers, which makes them less effective in downpour.

Have your A/C inspected— Here in Phoenix, the last thing anyone wants is to have their air conditioning go out in the dead of summer! In order to prevent A/C failure, bring your INFINITI into our service center for a tune-up.

Check up on the engine’s cooling system— While you have your A/C prepared for the summer weather, it doesn’t hurt to have our technicians inspect the radiator and the rest of the cooling system, topping off fluids as necessary. This simple service will safeguard you from an overheated engine!

Test your battery— It’s no secret that extreme heat can zap your battery overnight, but there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of battery failure. Visit INFINITI of Peoria today to have your battery tested, cleaned and prepared for the summer months! It’s also wise to carry jumper cables in your trunk as an extra precaution.

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