How to Prep Your Car for Summer

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Summer’s here and the time is right for your South Salt Lake ride to be shining on the streets! That being said, there’s a couple steps you ought to take to prepare your car for the summer heat and more. Keep reading to learn how to prep your car for summer with the expert advice of the car care team at National Auto Plaza. Reach out to us if you have any questions, we’re here to help!

Prep Your Car for Summer with These Simple Steps

With the summer heat and road trips ahead of you, it’s important to take some steps to keep you and your car running in peak condition, such as the following:

  • Check Your Tires Out! – You may think with dryer weather that you may not need to pay as much attention to the health of your tires – not so! If you notice that your tires have small cracks in the side walls, then it is a smart idea to have them replaced. Summer heat will expand the air in your tires, leaving them liable to burst if they are excessively worn or dry-cracked.
  • Inspect Your Brakes Before a Long Trip! – If you’re planning to take a long road trip this summer, perhaps starting with Draper and going from there, make sure that your brakes are in good working order! (Check out our page of money saving service specials for deals on brake inspections and more!)
  • Top Off Those Fluids! – In the summer weather, making sure your vehicle has proper fluid levels, especially when it comes to coolant, is very important! A vehicle with fresh oil, coolant, brake fluid, etc. is more likely to run at peak condition, even in the Summer heat!
  • Address Any AC Issues! – If your vehicle is equipped with air conditioning, make sure to test the system and ensure that it’s working – otherwise you could be caught without it on an especially hot day. Our technicians are trained and equipped to handle any air conditioning system issue, so if an issue arises, schedule an appointment online!

Automotive Advice & Wheel Wisdom at National Auto Plaza!

Now you know some key steps in how to prep your car for summer in Salt Lake City! If you need assistance with any of the items we mentioned in the above list, or you’re curious about what kind of upgrades your vehicle could use to help withstand the summer weather, give us a call at or check out our service department online for more information about our winning team of technicians, service advisors, and lot staff!

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