When summer rolls around, you want the best performance for your car, especially the air conditioning. Here are tips from the experts at Stivers Ford of Birmingham for getting your vehicle ready for some warmer weather. When you need service for your Ford vehicle, head to the Stivers Ford of Birmingham service department for expert care from factory-trained Ford pros. Schedule your appointment today right here on our website!Schedule Service Service & Parts Specials
Summertime means warmer temperatures, of course, so if you haven’t been running your vehicle’s air conditioning much lately, now is the time to give it a test. If cooling performance leaves something to be desired, head to our service center. Over time, your vehicle’s A/C system will run out of refrigerant and need to be recharged every few years. An A/C recharging service is a fast, affordable service to restore your vehicle’s air conditioning performance and keep you cool in the hotter months of the year.
Your engine generates a lot of heat. Combined with the summer sun beating down on the asphalt and the other vehicles around you, it’s important that your engine’s cooling system is up to the task. An engine that overheats can quickly sustain serious damage! Have the cooling system inspected before Summer arrives. We can help keep your engine cool by flushing and refilling the system with fresh coolant and other critical repairs.
You probably already know that there’s an ideal PSI pressure recommended for the tires on your car. But did you know that the ambient air temperature can affect the pressure in your tires? As the weather gets warmer, the pressure in your tires may change. When Summer arrives, it’s a good idea to have the tires pressure checked and rotated to help you get the best performance and longevity out of your tires.
Temperature can also have an impact on the strength of your battery. After a cold winter, which can be hard on your vehicle’s battery, have a battery health test performed. We can determine if your battery is healthy for the summer ahead or install a replacement if your battery is worn out.
For safety, it’s always a good idea to have your vehicle’s exterior lighting regularly inspected. While ordinary halogen lights will burn out over time and need to be replaced, modern LED lights on new vehicles are designed to last the life of the vehicle. If your LED lights aren’t working as intended, get a certified technician to take a closer look.
Summer heat means more pollen and more smog on crowded highways. That can allow allergens and odors into the cabin, so get a replacement cabin air filter if yours has become old and clogged to keep you breathing easy this summer. A new engine air filter may also be necessary to protect your engine from dirt, dust and road debris.
When you're ready for certified Ford services to prepare your Ford for summer weather, come to Stivers Ford of Birmingham, where we have the certified technicians and a state-of-the-art facility to take excellent care of your Ford. Schedule an appointment online or by phone and we will look forward to your visit!Schedule Service