BMW Summer Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

When it comes to summer car maintenance tips, Baron BMW is here to help. As you may already know, there are lots of ways in which your car can suffer some potentially destructive wear-and-tear throughout these ‘dog days’. That damage can be avoided, however, by taking a few steps toward keeping your vehicle ‘summer-proof’.

The Benefits of Summer-Proofing Your Car

You’ve made your plans and charted your course for an incredible summer road trip with your family and friends. But few things can destroy your getaway plans faster than a broken-down vehicle. And your plans aren’t the only potential casualties if you choose to neglect the advantages of summer-proofing your vehicle.

summer vehicle maintenance tips

Regular Vehicle Service Will Save You Cash

Putting off regularly scheduled car service is a boo-boo that everyone makes. In our rush to get on the road, we do not take the time to make certain our car, truck, or SUV is ready for the road. The next thing you know, your radiator has sprung a leak or your engine has overheated in the summer heat. Which do you think is more expensive? A gallon of coolant or a new engine?

Increase the Life of Your Car

Keeping your car, truck, or SUV maintained isn’t simply to ensure you get a more affordable, hassle-free road trip. In the long run, keeping your car maintained keeps it healthy for far longer than a minimally maintained one.

Safety On The Road

No one wants to be broken down on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, or worse. keeping your vehicle maintained can ensure you and your family and friends reach your destination safe and sound. So, before you head out on vacation, take a look at this brief vehicle summer-proofing checklist:

Air Conditioning

  • When you turn on your A/C, check for weird odors, odd noises, or a lack of cooling. If any or all of these problems turn up, you’ll most likely need to get your A/C system inspected.


  • Check your radiator or overflow tank levels to make sure your engine is being appropriately cooled. Using a coolant tester can confirm your water/coolant mix is good.

Automotive Fluids

  • Check your oil, transmission fluid, and brake fluid to make sure your vehicle’s vital mechanical systems are appropriately lubricated at all times.

The Three ‘B’s’

  • Brakes

    Remove your tires one-at-a-time and inspect your brake pads and/or shoes for any observable indicators of wear-and-tear.

  • Battery

    A battery tester can check the power levels of your battery to make sure your car, truck, or SUV starts up every time you need it to.

  • Blades

    Make sure your windshield wiper blades are in excellent shape and not bouncing across your dry windshield or leaving streaks on a wet one.

Why Get Your Car Service Done at the BMW Dealer?

For all of your automotive repair needs, Baron BMW in the Kansas City area has everything you need to maintain your car, including the expertly trained, BMW certified service technicians you’ll need to guarantee your car is repaired to manufacturing specifications. So, when making your preparations for the summer season, make sure to set up a quick summertime evaluation of your vehicle and let our automotive specialists supply you with a safe summer season.

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