As the temperatures rise in the Baltimore area this summer, it’s important to be sure your ride is prepared. A well-maintained Chevrolet ensures optimal efficiency, safety, and overall lifetime. To learn more about how to protect your investment by going to the Chevrolet dealership for summer car maintenance, read on.
Check the Tires
Check the air pressure of your tires once per month, comparing the readings with the recommended tire pressure listed in the driver’s doorsill. Head to the Chevrolet dealership to have the tire pressure adjusted, because improper pressure can negatively impact your new Chevrolet’s fuel economy, tire life, braking power, and handling. When you’re at the dealership for summer car care, the technicians will inspect the tread on your tires to be sure they have at least 4/32 inches of tread depth; any less, and your Chevrolet is at risk for tire failure. At Jerry’s Chevrolet, we also recommend you get a tire rotation every 5,000 miles and a wheel alignment every 10,000 miles to extend the life of your tires and ensure optimal fuel efficiency.
Inspect the Fluids
The oil in your new Chevrolet should be changed roughly every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. When you are at the Chevrolet service center, technicians will also check the brake fluid, transmission fluid, and coolant to make sure the fluids are clean and at the proper levels. If you haven’t replaced the air filter in the last 15,000 miles, replace it as soon as possible to reduce engine wear this summer.
Change the Windshield Wipers
The Baltimore area receives frequent summer showers, so it’s essential for your safety that you have windshield wipers that can handle the rain. Replace the windshield wipers every six months to ensure year-round visibility.
For all of your summer maintenance needs, come to Jerry’s Chevrolet of Baltimore. Our technicians are factory trained and certified. Visit our website to learn more about our Chevrolet service center, and call us at (443) 588-2670 if you have any questions.