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5306 South I H 35, Austin, TX, 78745

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  • Mon - Sun12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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  • Mon - Sat9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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  • Mon - Sat7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Kia Summer Car Maintenance Checklist

When it comes to summer vehicle maintenance suggestions, Kia of South Austin is on-hand to help. There are plenty of ways your car can experience some potentially damaging wear-and-tear throughout the ‘dog days’. That mechanical damage can be prevented, however, by administrating a few steps toward keeping your car ‘summer-proof’.

The Benefits of Summer-Proofing Your Car

You’ve made your plans and mapped out your course for an amazing summer vacation with your family and friends. But few things can ruin your holiday plans faster than a broken-down car. And your vacation plans aren’t the only potential casualties if you decide to ignore the advantages of summer-proofing your car, truck, or SUV.

summer vehicle maintenance suggestions

Scheduled Car Maintenance Saves You Money

Putting off regular vehicle service is a boo-boo all of us have made. In our rush to get started on the road, we do not take the time to ensure our car is ready to roll. Before you know it, 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?

Improve the Life of Your Car or Truck

Keeping your car in good condition isn’t simply to make certain you get a less costly, hassle-free road trip. Over time, keeping your vehicle maintained keeps it healthy for much longer than a minimally maintained one.

Safety On The Road

No one plans to be stranded on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, or worse. keeping your car in tip-top shape can ensure you and your friends and family reach your destination safe and sound. So, before you hit the road, take a few minutes to look at this brief summer car maintenance checklist:

Air Conditioning

  • When you run your A/C, check for funky odors, odd noises, or minimal or no cold air. If any or all of these issues pop up, you’ll probably need to get your A/C system looked at.


  • Check your radiator or overflow tank levels to ensure your engine is being effectively cooled. Using a coolant tester can verify your water/coolant mix is good.

Automotive Fluids

  • Check your oil, transmission fluid, and brake fluid to ensure your car, truck, or SUV’s vital mechanical systems are appropriately lubricated at all times.

The Three ‘B’s’

  • Brakes

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

  • Battery

    A battery tester can check the power levels of your battery to ensure your car starts whenever you need it to.

  • Blades

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

Why Get Your Car Service Done at the Kia Dealership?

For all of your car, truck, and SUV service needs, Kia of South Austin in the Austin area has everything you require to maintain your car, including the expertly trained, Kia certified service technicians you’ll need to guarantee your car, truck, or SUV is fixed to factory specs. So, when making your plans for the summer season, make sure to set up a quick summertime evaluation of your vehicle and let our automotive professionals provide you with a safe summer season.

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5306 South I H 35 • Austin, TX 78745

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Kia of South Austin 30.202911, -97.7621936.