Summer Car Care Tips

July 9th, 2019 by

Summers in Mississippi can be downright brutal: They’re hot, they’re humid, and they’re long. All that can take a toll on your vehicle, which is why Wilson Hyundai is offering these summer car care tips for you to check out–before it gets any hotter!


Check the Coolant

First and foremost, you have to make sure your engine is being properly cooled so it doesn’t overheat. Check your engine coolant fluid–your Hyundai owner’s manual will tell you how–to make sure you don’t need a bit more in there. And while your at it, inspect the hoses around the coolant system to make sure nothing is cracked or leaking. A full coolant tank does nothing if the fluid isn’t getting to the engine!

Maintain Good Tire Pressure

Just like cold weather causes your tires to lose air pressure, hot weather will pump them back up. Make sure your tires are filled to the recommended pressure, and not above. Overfilled tires can lead to blowouts, and you don’t want to be stuck on the side of a scorching Jackson area highway waiting for the tow truck. And if your tires are worn out, Wilson Hyundai sells high-quality new Hyundai tires to keep you rolling safe.

Fix Your Air Conditioning

If your AC isn’t blowing ice-cold the way it should be, now is the time to get ahead of that. Air conditioning can underperform or fail for any number of reasons, from depleted refrigerant to loose hoses to a bad motor, so bring your vehicle into the experts at the Wilson Hyundai service center if your air conditioning system is failing to deliver the cooling relief you need.

Get an Oil Change

Temperature extremes can tax your engine pretty hard, and summertime in Flowood is the definition of “extreme.” Consider getting a fresh round of oil and a new oil filter to keep your engine running clean as it works to get you where you need to go under the bright sun and heat. New oil has never been a bad thing for an engine.

Check Your Battery

While people often worry about their car battery dying in frigid conditions, heat is actually just as big of a killer–if not worse. If your car is tens of thousands of miles old and still running on its original battery, or if you’ve needed a jump recently, we strongly recommend getting your battery tested and replaced if need be. Better safe than stranded.

Prepare for the Worst

Unfortunately, summer breakdowns happen. Leaks suddenly appear and sap your engine of needed coolant, tires go flat, accidents occur as people race down to the barbecue or beach. It’s best to be prepared, so basic tools, a spare tire, jumper cables, and some snacks and water bottles are never bad things to keep in the trunk when you’re prepping for that fun summer trip.

Hyundai Service in Jackson

For all of your summertime auto maintenance and repairs, trust the experienced team at Wilson Hyundai’s service department in Jackson. Schedule your appointment today, and don’t forget to check out our awesome seasonal service specials to get a great deal on your visit!

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