Is Your Car Ready for Summer?

May 17, 2016

The end of the school year is almost here. Long-planned vacations are at last inching closer on the calendar. The days are getting longer and the temperatures in Northeast Ohio are finally warming up. Soon there will be road trips and treks to the lake or the beach. Summer is on its way! But is your car ready? Here are just a few ways you can get your car ready for the season.

Time for a car wash! If you’ll be spending a lot of time in your vehicle during the summer, why not give it a refresh? You will need to get rid of all the grime and residue on your car that built up from road salt and dirt during the winter. Consider pulling out the hose, buckets and sponges at home and letting the whole family pitch in on a warm afternoon! Or, if you are short on time, take a trip through your local car wash. Don’t forget to clean the interior, too. Vacuum the floors and between seats, wipe down the interior surfaces, and take the opportunity to “declutter” any items that can be thrown away or relocated back into your home.

Make sure your A/C system is working well. Many of us forget about our car’s air conditioning system during the cooler days of spring in Cleveland. But the first day the temperature rises and you press “on,” you expect that your A/C will work. When only hot air comes from the vents, you will definitely regret not having your system checked sooner! Bring your car into your local Rad Air for a complete Air Conditioning Performance and Leak Check. A Rad Air technician will check system pressures, the condenser, the cabin filter, the air flower and blower speeds, and perform a leak check. When you leave, your car’s air conditioning system will be in prime condition for the summer!

EventsInspect your tires. Before you leave on vacation, you will want to be sure your tires are inflated properly and that there are no leaks or tears. A tire that is worn out could lead to a dangerous tire blowout on the highway, and potentially cause you to lose control of your vehicle. Be proactive and have your tires inspected and invest in new tires, if recommended.

Let Rad Air Complete Car Care & Tire Centers help you get your car ready for summer! We have all the services you need, including tire checks and new tire selection, A/C system checks, brake repair and more. Contact your local Rad Air today for convenient appointment times.