July 2020 Service Specials at Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL
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Summer Driving Tips:
SUMMER DRIVING TIPS
Higher temperatures mean extra work for your vehicle. The Certified Service experts encourage you to follow these simple steps to make sure your vehicle is up to the challenges of summer:
- Check tire tread depth for excessive and uneven wear.
- In extreme summer temperatures, you may have to change the grade of your engine oil. Check your Owner’s Manual for the viscosity grade recommended for your vehicle’s engine.
- Check the cooling system – both hoses and radiator – for leaks. Check the coolant recovery reservoir under the hood when the engine is cold. Add the coolant recommended in your Owner’s Manual, if required. Or replace coolant according to your maintenance schedule in your Owner’s Manual.
General Summer Tips
- Never leave children or pets alone inside a vehicle.
– On a typical summer day, the temperature inside a vehicle can reach potentially deadly levels within minutes – even with a window open.
– Heat is much more dangerous to children and pets. When left in a hot vehicle, their core body temperature can rise significantly faster than that of an adult. This could cause
permanent injury or even death.
- Check the cooling system. Look for leaks, worn or bulging hoses, and malfunctioning fan operation. The hot days of summer strain the cooling system, and a failure can leave
you stranded with an overheated engine.
- Caught in a traffic jam? Leave plenty of room between you and the vehicle ahead of you so the radiator can do its job. If the engine overheats, turn off the air conditioner and turn
on the heater. You may be uncomfortable, but the heater acts like a second radiator and can help cool the engine.