It’s summer in Colorado. While the summer months are easier on cars than the extreme winter weather, the summer months still require regular car care to keep your vehicle in top shape. A well-cared-for car not only looks great but also lasts longer and requires less maintenance to repair normal wear and tear.
The autobody experts at Rallye Coach Works want to help you maintain your car. Here’s a list of car maintenance tasks to help you stay on top of car care.
Tips for Summer Car Care
Change the Oil
Regular engine maintenance helps your car run smoothly. Summer road trips rack up the miles. Keep track of when you change the oil to ensure you don’t exceed the mile limit between oil changes. Whether you change the oil yourself or leave it to the professionals, it’s also an excellent time to give your fluid levels, hoses, and belts a check-up.
Check the Coolant System
Coolant keeps your car’s engine from overheating. Overheated engines can cause severe damage. Check coolant levels regularly. If the level is low, add more. Also, check the coolant hoses for leaks and make needed repairs. It’s much easier to refill fluid and replace hoses than to repair the damage from the missing coolant.
Wash Your Car
A clean car stands out. Plus, it keeps your paint in better condition. Wash your car regularly throughout summer to remove dust, debris, bird droppings, insects, and other buildups. Use a soft brush or sponge and a mild soap. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a towel.
Change Windshield Wiper Blades
Windshield wipers need regular cleaning and replacement. The Colorado winter weather wears out wipers. Clean wiper blades by running under warm water and wiping off dirt or grime. Replace worn blades to ensure they work properly.
Repair Dents, Scratches, and Dings
Unrepaired damage to a car’s autobody can lead to rust. Schedule repairs quickly to avoid further damage. Repair dents, scratches, chips, and dings before they become more significant problems. Not only will your car look better, but you’ll also extend the life of your paint job.
Install Protective Paint Coating
Protect your car’s paint job with a clear bra from Rallye Coach Works. The transparent urethane film protects against fading, peeling, cracking, and chipping. Investing in a clear bra helps maintain your vehicle’s value and reduce the impact of the Colorado climate.
Schedule PDR for Hail Damage
Spring and summer often bring damaging hail. Paintless dent repair gives vehicle owner’s an effective and less invasive option to restore the car’s exterior. PDR uses a special tool that removes minor dents without harming the paint.
Take Care of Your Car All Year
Summer is a great time to focus on car care. You deserve to ride around in a car that looks and works its best. Invest in routine maintenance for the engine and autobody to avoid emergency repairs and unwanted damage.
Rallye Coach Works is an autobody repair shop specializing in luxury vehicles. We are car lovers, which means we genuinely care about top-quality results. Our experienced team works with each customer to determine the best autobody solution to address your needs.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment for autobody repairs.