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Caring for your vehicle during Arizona’s hot summer months is crucial to getting the best performance and ensuring your car, truck, or SUV lasts as long as possible. Another benefit to staying on top of your vehicle’s health is guaranteeing you’ll get top dollar when you decide to sell or trade it in.

There are many things you can do in between routine visits at Sunland Auto Service. Review the tips below to get the most out of your vehicle:

#1 - Keep your car in the garage or covered parking

As obvious as our first tip on the list is, keeping you car parked in the garage or under cover will help protect the vehicle’s weatherproofing materials, paint, dash, and more. It’s also helpful to crack the windows if possible to help lower the interior temperature of the car.

#2 - Wash your car often

Keeping your car clean not only looks better, it helps the finish last longer. Our extreme summer temperatures can quickly chip the paint and cause it to fade, so wash your car often to avoid any unneeded wear and tear on your vehicle.

#3 - Lighten your load

It’s easy to lug around a piles of clothes, a hockey bag, and a bucket of baseballs until you get around to cleaning out your car, but the extra weight only causes your engine, brakes, and suspension to work harder. Another added benefit to dropping the extra weight is increased miles per gallon. Score!

#4 - Get your AC checked regularly

The last thing a valley resident wants or needs is their vehicle’s air conditioning performing at less than 100%, so get it checked out often to avoid expensive repairs. It’s typically cheaper to get your AC serviced in the off-peak months, so add a reminder to you calendar during the cooler months to get your AC inspected.

#5 - Take it easy

Quickly accelerating and braking causes unneeded wear on your vehicle, so when the light turns green or you’re approaching a red light, don’t jump on the gas and brakes… ease into and out of the stop to get the most out of your vehicle.

Sunland Auto Service is here to help answer any questions you have about caring for your vehicle between visits, so please feel free to ask any specific questions you have during your next visit or give us a call at (480) 834-9274. Do you have any caring for your vehicle during Arizona’s hot summer months tips? Share by commenting below!

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