Summer maintenance is a best practice recommended as winter shifts into spring and summer with different driving risks. Many of your vehicle’s essential components handled icy sub-zero conditions this winter and might be carrying too much risk for excellent summer performance. Summer maintenance inspects and services these components to ensure reliability and safety. Continue reading our summer maintenance tips and schedule any services you need assistance with at Volkswagen of West Islip, NY.
Summer preparation should include checking your vehicle’s miles to see if scheduled maintenance is due. Then, schedule any recommended services to ensure that your vehicle is up to date with routine maintenance and at its best for summer. Common routine maintenance includes oil changes, tire rotation, wheel alignment, inspections, and more.
It’s a wise decision to check the air conditioning system before it gets too hot outside. An air conditioning system at peak performance will generate chilly air within seconds with strong airflow on the max setting. An A/C service is necessary if the air isn’t as chilly as before or the air feels restricted exiting the vents. An A/C inspection will provide the investigation and diagnosis necessary to restore strong, frigid air conditioning.
New York has hot summers and freezing winters that put significant strain on automotive batteries. Therefore, summer maintenance should always include a battery inspection with diagnostic testing. We have certified technicians to perform your battery inspections, including a physical condition evaluation and diagnostic test that measures cold-cranking amps and reserve capacity.
Summer in New York comes means driving in heavy rain with increased hydroplaning risk. Promoting excellent traction in summer’s adverse weather requires a summer maintenance tire inspection and routine maintenance if needed depending upon the results. A certified Volkswagen tire inspection includes an irregular wear assessment, air pressure adjustment, and tread depth. The results will determine if you need routine maintenance, such as a tire rotation, wheel alignment, or tire replacement.
Volkswagen drivers scheduling summer maintenance can do so by phone or at the online service scheduler. We also invite walk-ins for customers that find this option more convenient or simply prefer in-person scheduling. Don’t forget to make arrangements for a courtesy loaner or transportation shuttle ride while completing your service.
Volkswagen of West Islip is one of the region’s leading providers of VW maintenance and repair services. While your vehicle is being serviced by certified technicians, you can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, beverages, and other amenities in our customer lounge. Head over to our online scheduling page to make an appointment, or drop by at your convenience and take advantage of our Volkswagen Xpress Service.