Shop Hours: Mon – Thurs, 7:00AM – 5:45pM

Closed Friday – Sunday
closed for lunch 12:30-1:30 daily

Before & After hours Drop off/pickup available

Shop Hours: Mon – Thurs, 7:00AM – 5:45pM

Closed Friday – Sunday
closed for lunch 12:30-1:30 daily
Before & After hours Drop off/pickup available

It’s Time to Get Your Car Ready for Warm Weather!

Auto mechanic checks steering and gear system and start system before driving at service station. Are you dreaming of warm, sunny days that let you get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of Canton CT? If so, you might be pleased to hear that you won’t have to wait long. Balmy 80°F days are well on their way, but there’s just one thing that might stand between you and a fantastic day out in the sun: Your car.

While you might be ready for the warm weather, your car likely still needs to prepare for the summer season. Ready to make that happen? Here’s how to get your car ready for the hot, sunny days soon to come.

Come in Early for a Car Air Conditioning Check

If you want to stay cool and comfortable on all your adventures, plan to check your car air conditioning system well before you need it. You can start by running your AC on a low setting and then moving through the different fan speeds. Assess whether the air coming out of the vents feels cool enough and note any strange odors or sounds.

For even more peace of mind, simply bring your car into the shop for an AC inspection and recharge. Skilled auto repair techs can help confirm that your air blows icy cold and at all the proper speeds needed to keep you cool. If there are any problems, they can track down leaks, replace failing parts, and recharge the AC system.

Get a Cooling System Inspection and Coolant Flush

Your car can overheat any time of the year, but hot weather increases the risk of catastrophic damage occurring. That’s because you cannot count on cold air to help cool the radiator down while you try to find somewhere safe to pull over.

To help you avoid that situation, simply have a cooling system inspection performed at the start of the warm season. With that move, you can have a skilled tech confirm that the system is up to the task of getting you around town as the weather heats up. If your coolant is old or dirty, you might also want to have it flushed and replaced at that time.

Complete Any Preventative Maintenance That’s Due

Summer heat increases wear and tear on many consumable parts used by your vehicle to stay running and driving at its best, including:

  • Belts
  • Hoses
  • Tires
  • Battery
  • Brakes

To keep those parts working at their best, confirm that your car’s up to date on all its preventative maintenance. Depending on your vehicle’s model and mileage, you may need to get an oil change, tune-up, tire rotation, brake service, and other key services performed.

Ideally, if you have something coming up soon, have it done before going on your summer travels. By getting ahead of your car’s needs, you can actively prevent parts from failing while you’re out on the road.

Refresh Your Air Filters, Wipers, and Washer Fluid

The warm summer air brings a lot more dust, pollen, and debris into your car’s air filters and onto its windshield. You can help your car keep all that debris at bay by having your engine and cabin air filters changed by your trusted auto repair tech in Canton CT.

Also, have your auto repair tech replace your windshield wipers and top off your washer fluid while you’re at the shop. Repeat those services at the end of the season as well to keep your car ready for whatever comes your way year-round.

Want to Get Ready for Your Summer Travels? We Can Help

If you want to have your car ready to go at the first sign of sunny weather, it’s a great idea to start your preparations now—and our team is here to help. With a visit to Collinsville Auto Repair, you can get an auto air conditioning check, coolant flush, and all the other services your car needs to prepare for summer.

We welcome you to give us a call at (860) 693-4588 to find a great time to come into our auto repair shop at 146 Powder Mill Road, Canton, CT 06019. If you’re busy, consider filling out our appointment request form, and we’ll get right back to you. We look forward to helping you get ready for all your summer adventures, so please feel free to reach out to us at your convenience.

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