While it may be difficult to believe that summer has already arrived, no one can deny the heat is here and it’s here to stay for at least the next few months. With temperatures already soaring this summer, it’s time for you take steps to help your car beat the heat.

Whether you drive one of our new Lexus cars or an older Lexus model, you should make an appointment to bring your car into our Lexus service center near Amelia Island, FL. Regular maintenance is critical to helping your car survive in the heat.

As the heat rises, it increases the internal temperature of your battery and quickens the corrosion process affecting its terminals. It’s important for you to check your battery and terminals to avoid being stranded on the side of the road in the extreme heat. According to Interstate Batteries, over 30 percent of automobiles that have a battery that’s three years-old or older experience battery failure. If your battery is more than 36 months old, bring your car into our Jacksonville, FL Lexus service center so our factory-trained technicians can check it out.

When you’re here, we’ll check your fluid levels as well as your battery. It’s especially important to make sure your oil and coolant are at the right levels to help your car withstand the heat. Checking your brake, transmission, and power-steering fluid levels is vital as well. As we’re working on your vehicle, we’ll inspect your coolant hoses and look for leaks. When a coolant hose leaks, the leak often occurs near the hose clamp, radiator, or water pump. So, we’ll examine those areas closely.

If you’re ready to prepare your car for the heat that’s already upon us, contact our Lexus dealership near Ponte Vedra Beach, FL to make an appointment with our service department. We look forward to seeing you at Lexus of Jacksonville soon!