Having been Lexus dealers near St. Augustine, FL for a while, we’ve seen the affects that summer can have on automobiles firsthand for years. It doesn’t matter if you drive a 2017 Lexus ES 350 or an older vehicle, bright sunshine, intense heat, and those pop-up thunderstorms that are common in this area can take their toll after a while.

Luckily, there are a few things you can do to care for your car during the summer. Our first tip is to park your vehicle in a garage or under a car port whenever possible. When you can’t park your vehicle under a protective cover, place sun shades in your windshield and rear windows. This will help protect the interior of your car from the fading and cracking the sun’s powerful rays can cause. It will also keep the interior temperature of your car a little cooler, which will make it more comfortable for you when you get behind the wheel again.

You should also replace your windshield wipers if they’re showing signs of wear and tear. Since storms seem to come from nowhere around here on occasion, it’s critical that you have wipers that can sweep excess water from your windshield so you always have a clear field of vision when it’s raining.

You should bring your car into Lexus of Jacksonville so our factory-trained technicians can test your battery as well. According to AAA, battery failure is one of the three leading causes for drivers to call for roadside assistance. You can avoid being stranded on the side of the road by letting us test your battery to ensure it’s in good condition.

Our final tip for caring for your car during the summer is to keep up with your routine maintenance schedule and take care of minor problems when they first become apparent. If your vehicle needs some routine maintenance or a repair, make an appointment with our Lexus service center near Amelia Island, FL now.