Honda Summer Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

When it comes to summer car service suggestions, Fernandez Honda is on-hand to help. There are a lot of ways your car can suffer some potentially destructive wear-and-tear throughout these ‘dog days’. That mechanical damage can be prevented, however, by administering these simple steps toward ‘summer-proofing’ your vehicle.

The Benefits of Summer-Proofing Your Car

You have meticulously planned and mapped out your course for an incredible summer vacation with your friends and family. But few things can wreck your getaway plans faster than a broken-down vehicle. And your plans aren’t the only potential casualties if you decide to ignore the advantages of summer-proofing your car.

Vehicle Maintenance Saves You Money

Putting off regularly scheduled car service is an error all of us have made. In our excitement to get started on the road, we don’t take the time to make certain our vehicle is in tip-top shape. The next thing you know, your radiator needs replacing or your engine has burned up in the summer heat. Which do you think is more expensive? A gallon of coolant or a new engine?

Increase the Life of Your Vehicle

Keeping your vehicle maintained isn’t just to ensure you get a more affordable, hassle-free road trip. Over time, keeping your car, truck, or SUV maintained ensures its longevity for far longer than a minimally maintained one.

Safety On The Road

Nobody plans to be broken down on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, or worse. keeping your car in tip-top shape can ensure you and your friends and family reach your destination safely. So, before you head out on vacation, take a look at this brief summer vehicle maintenance checklist:

Air Conditioning

  • When you turn on your A/C, pay attention to any strange odors, unusual noises, or minimal or no cooling. If any or all of these problems pop up, you’ll probably need to get your A/C system checked out.


  • Check your radiator or overflow tank levels to see if your engine is being properly cooled. Using a coolant tester can confirm your water/coolant mixture is properly mixed.

Engine Fluids

  • Check your transmission fluid, brake fluid, and oil to ensure your car, truck, or SUV’s vital mechanical systems are appropriately lubricated at all times.

The Three ‘B’s’

  • Brakes

    Remove the tires one-at-a-time and inspect your brake pads and/or shoes for any visible signs of wear-and-tear.

  • Battery

    A battery tester can check the power levels of your battery to make sure your car, truck, or SUV starts up whenever you need it to.

  • Blades

    Ensure your windshield wiper blades are in good condition and not bouncing across your dry windshield or leaving a trail of water on a wet one.

Why Get Your Auto Service Done at the Auto Hondaship?

For all of your car, truck, and SUV repair needs, Fernandez Honda in the San Antonio area has everything you need to maintain your car, truck, or SUV, including the expertly trained, Honda certified mechanical specialists you’ll need to ensure your car, truck, or SUV is repaired to manufacturing specifications. So, when making your plans for the summer, make sure to set up a quick summertime assessment of your vehicle and allow our automotive specialists supply you with a risk-free summer season.

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