Nissan Summer Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

When it comes to summer vehicle maintenance suggestions, Bob Howard Nissan is here to help. As you may already know, there are a lot of ways your car, truck, or SUV can suffer some potentially harmful wear-and-tear during the ‘dog days’. That mechanical damage can be avoided, however, by administering these simple steps toward ‘summer-proofing’ your car, truck, or SUV.

What Are The Benefits To Summer-Proofing Your Car

You’ve made your plans and charted your course for an incredible summer vacation with your friends and family. But nothing can spoil your getaway plans faster than a broken-down car, truck, or SUV. And your vacation plans aren’t the only potential casualties if you decide to ignore the benefits of summer-proofing your vehicle.

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Scheduled Car Maintenance Will Save You Cash

Putting off vehicle maintenance is a mistake all of us have made. In our rush to get started on the road, we do not take the time to ensure our vehicle is in tip-top shape. 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?

Increase the Lifespan of Your Car or Truck

Keeping your car maintained isn’t simply to make certain you get a more affordable, problem-free vacation. In the long run, keeping your vehicle maintained keeps it healthy for far 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. Preventative maintenance can ensure you and your family and friends reach your destination safely. So, before you start your trip, take a few minutes to look at this brief summer car maintenance checklist:

Air Conditioner

  • When you run your A/C, check for strange odors, odd sounds, or a lack of cold air. If any or all of these issues appear, you’ll need to get your A/C system checked out.


  • Check your radiator or overflow tank levels to see if your engine is being effectively cooled. Using a coolant tester can confirm your water/coolant mix is where it should be.

Automotive Fluids

  • Check your brake fluid, oil, and transmission fluid to make sure your car, truck, or SUV’s vital mechanical systems are properly 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 signs of wear-and-tear.

  • Battery

    A battery tester can check the power levels of your battery to make sure your vehicle starts each time you need it to.

  • Blades

    Make sure your windshield wiper blades are in good condition and not bouncing across your dry windshield or leaving a trail of water on a wet one.

Why Get Your Auto Maintenance Done at the Nissan Dealer?

For all your car, truck, and SUV preventative maintenance needs, Bob Howard Nissan in the Oklahoma City area has everything you require to maintain your car, truck, or SUV, including the expertly trained, Nissan certified mechanical specialists you’ll need to ensure your vehicle is repaired to factory specs. So, when making your plans for the summer season, make sure to set up a fast summertime examination of your vehicle and allow our automotive experts supply you with a safe summer season.

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