Summer is here, and that means it’s time to load up your new or used Toyota, hit the road, and beat the heat with friends and family. But before you venture off on any summer road tips, you need to make sure that your Toyota is ready for the open road. Summer driving can put a lot of wear and tear on your vehicle, especially if it’s older and poorly maintained. To keep your vehicle on the road and out of the repair shop, here are some essential summer maintenance tips for your Toyota.
Top Off the Fluids
You might not know it from looking at your vehicle, but every new and used Toyota is surging with fluids beneath the engine. All of these fluids are essential to how your vehicle performs, especially during the warm summer months. Learn how to check the fluids yourself, or bring your vehicle to your Toyota dealership to have them top off the fluids before a major road trip.
Keep an Eye on Your Tires
You should get in the habit of checking the air pressure in your tires at least once a week. Warmer temperatures can cause tire air pressure to drop, and underinflated tires can affect your vehicle’s handling, performance, and even fuel economy. If your tires look worn, visit the dealership and see if it’s time to get a new set of rubbers for your Toyota.
Look Beneath the Hood
Even if you aren’t a trained and certified Toyota mechanic, it doesn’t take an engineering degree to notice a broken belt or hose. At least once a week, pop the hood and take a close look at the engine. If you notice anything peculiar, visit your dealership and let a professional Toyota service technician take it from there.
For help keeping your new or pre-owned Toyota in tip-top shape, bring it to Jerry’s Toyota. Whether your vehicle is in need of regularly schedule maintenance or requires a major repair, the Service Department here at Jerry’s Toyota of Baltimore is here to serve you. Visit our website or call us toll-free at (888) 475-3572 to schedule Toyota service for your vehicle.