With summer basically already upon us, it’s important to remember to take good care of your Toyota. After all, no one wants to get stuck on the side of the road in the heat of Louisiana summer. Luckily, making sure your vehicle is prepared for the heat is easy.
To start, you’ll want to give your car a good going-over. Get an oil change and check your fluid levels — especially your coolant. Make sure your tires are in good condition. Check that they’re not too worn or showing any bulges in the sidewalls. Be sure to check your tire pressure too, which can help increase your gas mileage and reduce wear.
You’ll want to get your alignment and brakes inspected as well, along with your battery, since heat can impact its lifespan and even cause it to fail. In Louisiana, it’s a good idea to make sure your air conditioner is in good repair, too, so you don’t have to sit in the heat every day while you commute and run errands.
If you’re not sure how to check all of this or you find a problem, bring your vehicle in to Courvelle Toyota and let us help prepare you for all your summer driving.