Summer is coming – it’s only April and we’re already seeing temps in the high 80’s! Everyone who’s a local knows how brutal Central Florida summers can be, which is why we want to take the time NOW to help you prep your car for the onslaught. Our Orlando Toyota Service Center has tips on how to get your car ready for summer weather from bumper to bumper, so let’s get started (and don’t forget – we offer ALL of these services at our dealership, so all you have to do is call and schedule an appointment to kick things off!).
Protect the exterior of your ride this summer with Toyota service tips!
Let’s start with the exterior – it’s easy to get your ride into summer shape, and some of it doesn’t even require a visit to our Orlando Toyota service center! For starters, give your car a good wash and then apply a coat of wax. Not only will it help protect your car’s paint from those intense summer rays, it’ll also protect it from sand, dirt, debris, and those dreaded lovebugs that we’ll start seeing soon. You should also consider applying tint to the windows! This is an inexpensive step (and we can take care of it here at our Toyota service center in Orlando, too). Not only will it help protect your car’s interior from the sun, it’ll also keep things cooler AND make your ride look more stylish. And don’t forget new windshield wipers – summer in Central Florida means hot weather, but it also means those nasty afternoon thunderstorms that hit hard. Keep your wipers in good shape so you have maximum visibility!
How about the interior? This part is pretty easy. Tint your windows, like we mentioned, which will add a degree of protection. You can also invest in a sunshade, which you can prop up in your windshield when you leave your ride. Our Toyota service techs actually recommend this because it protects your upholstery AND your dash from the sun – the intense rays can fade your interior pretty fast if it’s unprotected. It also keeps things cool inside. And remember, when the weather is hot, try to park in the shade and leave your windows slightly cracked to let some of the heat escape!
Toyota of Orlando can help you keep your car cool and at peak performance this summer!
Finally, under the hood. This is an integral part of prepping your car for summer, and our Toyota service center in Orlando recommends scheduling service like:
- An oil change so your engine stays cool and lubricated
- A coolant check to prevent overheating
- Fluid checks for brake fluid, transmission fluid, and wiper fluid so everything is full and clean before hot weather hits
- A tire check and rotation so your tires are properly inflated, rotated, and have the tread you need to grip the road during those afternoon storms
- A battery check – hot weather can take a toll on your car’s battery, so be sure to have it checked for signs of swelling, leaking, or rust beforehand
Need to schedule Toyota service in Orlando? Call us today – we’re ready and waiting at (888) 725-3520!