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Summer Is On The Horizon: Time To Get Your Summer Maintenance Done!

As the sun shines a little brighter and the days grow longer, it's a clear sign that summer is just around the corner. And with the change in seasons comes a shift in your vehicle's needs. Just as you prepare your wardrobe and home for the warmer months, ensuring your car is ready for the summer ahead is essential. 


At Happy Wallet Quality Auto Repair, we understand the importance of seasonal maintenance to keep your vehicle running smoothly and efficiently all year round.

Understanding the Importance of Summer Maintenance

Summer brings challenges for your vehicle, from increased temperatures to more extended road trips. Staying proactive and addressing potential issues is crucial before they escalate.

1. Cooling System Inspection and Service

As summer approaches, one of the most critical components to check is your vehicle's cooling system. High temperatures can strain your engine, making it prone to overheating. A thorough inspection of your radiator, hoses, coolant levels, and thermostat can help prevent breakdowns on scorching summer days. 

2. Tire Check and Rotation

Your tires are the only point of contact between your vehicle and the road, making them essential for safe driving during the summer months. 


Heat can cause tire pressure to fluctuate, leading to underinflated tires and increased wear. Checking your tire pressure regularly and scheduling frequent tire rotations could help extend the life of your tires and improve fuel efficiency. 


Our team can also inspect your tires for possible signs of wear and tear, ensuring they are road-ready for those long summer journeys.

3. Air Conditioning Service

A reliable air conditioning system is essential for staying comfortable during summer drives. Over time, refrigerant levels can deplete over time, and components may wear out, leading to poor performance or complete failure.

4. Battery Inspection

Hot weather can affect your car's battery, causing fluid evaporation and internal corrosion. If your battery is weak or dying, you could get stuck, especially on hot days when demand is higher on your vehicle. Before summer hits its peak, it's essential to have your battery inspected for signs of wear and tear. 

5. Fluid Checks and Top-Offs

Various fluids, from engine oil to brake fluid, play a key role in keeping your car moving smoothly. High temperatures can accelerate fluid consumption and lead to leaks or contamination. Regular fluid checks and top-offs can help maintain proper levels and ensure optimal performance.

6. Check and Clean Air Filters

During the summer, your car's air filters work overtime to keep dust, pollen, and debris out of the cabin. Over time, these filters can become clogged, reducing airflow and diminishing the effectiveness of your HVAC system. If your cabin air filter is dirty, it can also cause musty smells and poor air quality inside your car. To ensure you always breathe clean, fresh air in your car, have a professional check and repair your cabin and engine air filters.

7. Inspection of Belts and Hoses

Your vehicle's belts and hoses are crucial in operating various systems, including the cooling system, power steering, and air conditioning. Exposure to high temperatures can cause belts to crack and hoses to deteriorate, increasing the risk of a breakdown. 

8. Check Brake System

Summer driving often involves longer trips and heavier traffic, putting more strain on your brakes. It's essential to have your brake system inspected regularly to ensure optimal performance and safety. 

9. Inspection of Lights and Wipers

Clear vision is important for driving safely, especially during summer storms or late-night trips. We can help you inspect your headlights, taillights, turn signals, and windshield wipers to ensure they work correctly. We'll replace burnt-out bulbs and worn wiper blades so you can see and be seen no matter the weather.

10. Visit Happy Wallet Quality Auto Repair For a Comprehensive Vehicle Inspection

At Happy Wallet Quality Auto Repair, we believe in providing comprehensive service to address all of your vehicle's needs. That's why we offer a thorough multi-point inspection with every maintenance visit. Please schedule an appointment with our ASE-Certified technicians to check and address significant problems before your summer adventure’s begin. From fluid leaks to worn-out suspension components, we'll keep your car running smoothly and reliably all summer. You can also text "SPECIALS" to (239) 330-2746 and receive $10 off your next service visit. We are open Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM, and you can find us at 3661 Mercantile Ave. #A, Naples, FL 3410.

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