Summertime is beginning to ramp up, which means now is the time to get your car ready for the season. Proper preparations can ensure safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable driving experience behind the wheel during these hotter months. As the solstice approaches, here are some maintenance items that require the most attention.

  • Oil and Filter Change: Your car's engine has many fast-moving metal parts. Too much friction between these parts leads to excessive heat buildup, and, if left unattended, could lead to catastrophic engine failure. A fresh oil change can keep your engine running its best.

  • Check Fluids: Extra heat means extra evaporation. Like oil, fluids also contribute to lubrication and cooling, so get them topped off at the start of the season.

  • A/C Testing: If your car's air conditioner doesn't seem as strong or as cold as it used to be, now is the time to have it tested before the temps rise to more extreme levels.

  • Wash and Wax: Dirt and dust can damage the top paint's topcoat. The topcoat protects the paint from the sun, which is especially intense during the summer. It also makes it more resistant to corrosive fluids like bugs, bird droppings, and tree sap.

  • Test the Battery: Extra heat can cause faster fluid evaporation, resulting in corrosion. If your batter is a couple of years old and you haven't tested it in a while. Now is an ideal time.

  • Check Your Tires: Proper tire inflation ensures stable handling and efficient rolling. Also, be sure to examine the tire's tread depth. An easy way to check is to stick a penny headfirst into the tread. If the top of Lincoln's head is visible, the tire should be replaced as soon as possible.

Honda Service and Maintenance near Corona, West Covina, and Rancho Cucamonga

If your Honda is due for service, you can schedule a service appointment conveniently online. Our service lanes are open to assist you, and we have implemented extra precautionary steps to ensure proper cleanliness and sanitation. When the work is complete, we will fully sanitize your vehicle before returning it to you. If you have questions about the recommended maintenance for your car, truck, or SUV, reach out to Penske Honda Ontario, and we'll be happy to assist you.

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