Seasonal maintenance is recommended to prepare your Volkswagen for summer driving conditions defined by intense heat and heavy rain possible with slippery road conditions. Continue reading our vehicle readiness tips and services for the best driving experience and safety this summer.
If we were limited to make a single summer maintenance recommendation, it would be the multi-point vehicle inspection because it provides a bumper-to-bumper assessment of all primary systems and components. We have certified technicians who complete inspections using the official Volkswagen form covering everything, including tires, battery, brakes, safety controls, lights, windshield wipers, engine drive belts, transmission, exhaust, suspension, and more!
Seasonal maintenance calls for a quick wiper blades inspection and replacement as needed. With the average windshield wiper blades lasting 6 months to a year, at best, you will need wiper blades maintenance to prepare your Volkswagen for safe summer travels with adverse weather likely.
Summer gets hot and makes the engine cooling system work harder. This situation calls for an engine cooling system inspection and coolant fluid exchange as needed. An engine cooling system inspection will investigate overall engine cooling by checking the hoses, radiator, water pump, and coolant fluid/antifreeze.
Professional car wash and detailing is always a good idea when it comes to seasonal maintenance. Service removes winter’s remnants that can linger on the auto body and within the cabin. Car wash and detailing also protect your investment while promoting the best resale value.
Checking vital fluids and topping them off is always a good decision for summer maintenance. Scheduling a multi-point vehicle inspection at Hansel Volkswagen includes a fluid levels check and replenishing. Vital fluids included in the service are power steering, brakes, windshield wiper, transmission, motor oil, and coolant/antifreeze.
It is a good idea to check your vehicle’s miles to see if major interval service is due when seasons change because each season has different conditions and risks. Getting major maintenance as needed when seasons change will mitigate weather-related threats to overall vehicle performance, efficiency, and safety in different driving conditions.
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