Now that hot summer days are quickly approaching, CardinaleWay Mazda in Corona has some tips for how you can protect your vehicle from the extreme heat. The hotter weather conditions can take its toll on your vehicle—tires can expand and blow out, or your vehicle’s engine can become overheated. That’s why we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our Service department before the height of scorching temperatures so we can help you prevent any problems before they arise.
Preventative Tire Care
Extreme heat can be detrimental to your tires, causing them to become overheated and expand. As you can imagine, this can potentially create a condition where you tire can blow out. This is avoidable if you take some extra precaution with your tires during periods of extreme heat. The most important thing you can do is to keep an eye on your all your tires’ air pressure. You can use a tire gauge and make sure the readings match up with the recommendations found in your Owner Manual. Did you know the recommended tire pressure can also be found on the inside of the driver’s door? Depending on what your vehicle’s tires pressure show, either add air or deflate air from your vehicle’s tires as required.
Cool Your Vehicle’s Engine
If your vehicle is low on coolant, it can cause your vehicle’s engine to overheat. Keep an eye on the temperature gauge on your vehicle’s dashboard. The worst time to have your vehicle overheat is when you are stopped in a traffic jam. During periods of extreme heat, always carry some extra coolant in your trunk for emergencies. The best preventative maintenance is to bring your vehicle to CardinaleWay Mazda Corona—we can do a routine maintenance check that includes an oil filter change, tire rotation, and checking the brake pads. You can bet we’ll be sure to top off your coolant to help avoid the dire prospects of an overheating engine!
Keep Your Vehicle’s Battery Juiced
The hot sun can drain your vehicle’s battery, and you don’t want that to happen or you may discover your car won’t start. The most important thing you can do is to avoid parking in direct sunlight—opt for a shadier spot if possible. Also make sure that any corrosion is cleaned off the terminals. As an extra precaution, it’s good practice to carry battery jumper cables in your vehicle.
Your Vehicle Engine Needs Plenty of Lubricant
The hotter weather will make for a hot engine, even with coolant to keep it cool. A hot engine requires more than the usual amount of oil to keep it well-lubricated and running. Don’t postpone that oil filter change during the Summer months—it’s well worth it!
Be Prepared And Stay Safe
In the hot summer months, being stranded can be potentially deadly for humans. That’s why you should have an emergency kit in your vehicle. In your stash, you need to include at least one gallon of water (or more), snacks that won’t melt, sunscreen or sun hat, basic first aid kit, jumper cables, blanket, flashlight and extra batteries, emergency signs or flares and a tool kit. It’s also a good idea to make sure your cell phone is charged or that you have a portable phone charger with you.
Summer Means More Road Trips
We’re looking forward to serving you here at CardinaleWay #MazdaCorona! Summer means more road trips… and road trips mean having a reliable vehicle! Is your current vehicle up to the task or is it time for a new vehicle? Come see us first—we’re among the best Mazda Dealers Orange County can lay claim to! You’ll find that the Mazda brand has a sterling reputation for reliable cars. We have a great selection of new Mazda models, including the latest Mazda sports car, the all-new Mazda MX-5 Miata RF. Visit our user-friendly website at www.CardinaleWayMazdaCorona.com. Your next vehicle might just be a click away!
CardinaleWay Mazda Corona
2595 Wardlow Road
Corona, CA 92882