Now that the beautiful summer weather is upon us in Lake Forest and Irvine, it's time to start planning those outdoor adventures and trips out of town. Before you get ready to embark on your next summer outing, we encourage you to get your vehicle serviced for the summer at Irvine Subaru. There are a few key services that we can perform to ensure that your vehicle is safe and going to perform at the highest level during all your trips this summer. Routine servicing is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to keep your vehicle in like-new condition because it allows us to address any small issues before they become problems, allowing you to drive with complete confidence all over Orange County and beyond this summer.

What Are Important Summer Car Care Services?

There are a number of important service tips that both you and our expert technicians can perform to make sure that your vehicle performs the way it was engineered to. To help you understand the most important areas that should be addressed this summer, we're going to highlight key service tips, allowing you to perform maintenance yourself or allow you to schedule an appointment and get them completed in a quick, convenient manner.

Oil and Filter Change

Your motor oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. That means that it's what keeps your engine performing at the highest level by both protecting it and keeping it lubricated and cool. During the hot summer months around Anaheim, there will be more dust, pollen and other pollutants in the air. Before this debris can get into the moving parts of your engine, your motor oil catches it and filters it out through the oil filter, allowing the clean motor oil to then continue to lubricate and cool those moving parts. If you wait too long to change your oil, it can become dirty and start to affect the performance of your engine. That's why we suggest getting your oil and oil filter changed any time past 5,000 miles traveled. Intense summer heat can also affect the performance of your motor oil, making it even more important to get the issue addressed.

Check and Refill Fluid levels

With the summer heat coming on strong, it's important that all your vehicle's fluids are properly filled. The coolant fluid is especially important to prevent overheating but don't underestimate the need for windshield washer fluid when facing rain or a dirty windshield.

Check Your Brakes

There's no one season of the year that your brakes are any more important than the last, but that just means that summer is still one of the most important times to do so. Between the long summer trips out of Tustin to the stop-and-go traffic around Laguna Niguel, your brakes are crucial in keeping you and everyone else on the road safe. That's why we encourage you to get your brakes inspected before embarking on your summer adventures. If you hear a squeaking coming from your brakes, it could mean that it's time to replace your brake pads before other areas of your brake system are compromised.

Check Your Tire Pressure and Tread

The last thing you want is to be on the road on vacation and get a flat tire. That's why you should always check the tire pressure and continue to monitor it throughout the summer. It's also a good idea to check your tire tread to see if a tire rotation can be beneficial to the performance of your vehicle and the longevity of your tires.

Schedule a Service Appointment Online at Irvine Subaru

If you're in need of summer auto service in Lake Forest, CA, we invite you to schedule a service appointment online at Irvine Subaru and we'll take care of all summer maintenance services in a quick, convenient and always correct manner so you can drive with confidence all summer long. If you want to upgrade to a new vehicle to accommodate all of your trips this summer, we offer a terrific selection of new Subaru models, and with our terrific financing and lease options, we're sure that we can help you figure out a plan that fits your budget and lifestyle best.

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