If you drive a European made vehicle, you might want to pay close attention to this. Because summer is in full swing and a lot of us will be on the move. Whether it’s going to work or taking the kids out for ice cream, things can happen to your vehicle.
Advanced Auto Sports, your European car mechanic in Farmington, MI, knows that the summer can wreak havoc on your vehicle. We want to help you aware of some common issues that your vehicle might deal with when the weather gets hot. As a precaution, we highly recommend that our customers in Farmington Hills, MI, and Novi, MI stop by soon for preventative maintenance.
With that said, here’s a list of common issues that you need to know about:
1. Underinflated tires
During the summer, temperatures may climb to insanely high temperatures. Plus, the road temperature will be much hotter than the air temperature. Did you know that hot asphalt can get anywhere between 50 to 60 degrees hotter than the air?
For example, air temperature at 90 degrees will lead to the asphalt reaching temperatures ranging from 140 to 150 degrees. Overexposure to heat can and will cause the tires to crack, leading to surface damage. Plus, the heat can cause them to overinflate and potentially burst as well.
2. Faulty AC
One thing you do not want to deal with in the summertime, it’s an air conditioning system that doesn’t work. Some of the factors for a non-working AC include coolant leaks, blown fuses, or a bad compressor. That’s why it’s important to get your European vehicle inspected by our specialist mechanics at Advanced Auto Sports.
In fact, we can check your A/C during your regularly scheduled maintenance. Whenever we spot a problem, we’ll be able to pinpoint it and usually fix the issue the same day. We back our repairs with a 3 year/36,000-mile warranty that no other European auto repair shop can beat.
Stop by for an AC check that is free of charge when you come in for a summer checkup so your vehicle can be able to take on the summer with ease.
3. Loss of battery power
The summer heat can spell trouble for one of the most vital parts of your vehicle: your battery. That’s why you should usually test it late in the spring to ensure that it can handle the summer heat. Extreme heat can pose a threat to your vehicle under the hood.
The heat can cause your battery to sustain damage and result in a loss of power. Advanced Auto Sports will test the battery and help you decide to keep it or replace it if there is a cause for concern.
Don’t wait until it’s too late
If you have yet to do a checkup for your vehicle, it’s never too late to schedule one now. Advanced Auto Sports offers a maintenance service that will prevent you from dealing with car problems all summer long. If you have errands to run or need to take the kids somewhere, we have loaner vehicles that you can use for the entire day on most repairs.
We offer financing options so you can make low monthly payments, even if it’s for a few months. If you need a ride to and from the shop, we’ll have that arranged for you, free of charge.
What are you waiting for? Don’t wait before the problem becomes too much. Schedule an appointment with us today by visiting our location in Farmington, MI or call us at (248) 479-3300.