3 ways to keep your car healthy this summer

Summer Driving Tips

Summer car maintenance tips

The dog days of summer are right around the corner! Typically, these are the hottest days of the year and run from after the 4th of July until the second week of August. This translates into hot, humid days where any time outside can quickly become miserable if there's no shade. While summer days are hard on people, the heat and humidity can also take a real toll on your vehicle. With that said, here our favorite car maintenance tips on how to make sure your car, truck or SUV makes it through the summer looking great.

How to maintain your vehicle in the summer

1) Regular car washes

One of the best things you can do is to wash your vehicle regularly. This is a great way to get off dead bugs, bird droppings and anything else on the surface of the paint. If dirt, grime and surface containments are left on your car to bake in the sun, damage can be done to the paint underneath. That's why it's important to wash your car as soon as you notice containments on its surface.

2) Use a wax/paint protectant

When you wash your vehicle, it's a good idea to use a wax or paint protectant. These types of products form a shield over the paint and help prevent surface containments from eating away at the paint. Be sure to apply a wax regularly too.

3) Stick to a regular maintenance schedule

Your vehicle depends on routine service to keep running smoothly for years to come. Oil changes and tire rotations, done regularly, help your vehicle stay healthy and fuel-efficient. For maintenance and repair, turn to the team of experts in the Hudson Nissan service department. Our master service technicians can help with anything your vehicle might need. Schedule your next visit today!