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How to Prepare Your Mazda Vehicle for Summer

Most of us do plenty to get our vehicles ready for the rough winter months in the Bay Shore area. Sometimes, we forget to put the same emphasis on preparing our vehicles for summer. At Bright Bay Mazda, we want to make sure your car is prepared for the hot months ahead. Here’s some maintenance we hope you’ll consider before the temperatures spike on Long Island, New York.

Tire Inspection

The cold and snow can be rough on your tires. We want to take a look at your tread level and ensure that your tire pressure is where it should be. Changes in temperature change the pressure in your tire, which can lead to over-inflation or under-inflation. We’ll show you how where to find your Mazda’s recommended PSI (pounds per square inch) and also make sure that your tires didn’t take too much of a beating during the winter months. Hot roads can cause tires that have weakened to deteriorate quicker.

Fluid Checks

Fluids evaporate in heat, and your vehicle's fluids are no exception. You need your fluids topped off and possibly changed before the start of summer so they can properly lubricate and cool your car throughout the humid summer months. An example of some of the fluids Bright Bay Mazda’s service technicians will take a look at are transmission fluid, antifreeze, washer fluid, brake fluid, steering fluid, and more.

Oil Change

An important fluid in your car is its oil. Think of oil as the lifeblood of your engine. It reduces friction and keeps your engine from getting too hot. This is especially important during the summer when your engine is more likely to overheat. We’ll top off your oil if it’s low or change it if it’s old to prolong your engine life and avoid any issues during the summer.

Battery Check-Up

The cold weather is rough on batteries, but so is the extreme heat of summer. As we mentioned above, heat can cause your battery fluid to evaporate. You should have your battery checked at regular intervals, no matter the season if it’s more than three to five years old.

Air Conditioning Test

Don’t find out that your air conditioning isn’t working on the hottest day of the year. Bring your car to Bright Bay Mazda on Long Island, and we’ll make any repairs needed before you’re sweating. We’ll top off your fluids and clean out any blockages.

Ready to get your car summer ready? Time’s running out! Call us at 631-666-0004 or schedule service online today to make an appointment for important summer maintenance on your Mazda vehicle.