Honda Summer Car Maintenance Checklist

When it comes to summer vehicle maintenance suggestions, Sterling McCall Honda is on-hand to help. As you may already know, there are plenty of ways your car can experience some potentially damaging wear-and-tear throughout these ‘dog days’. That mechanical damage can be avoided, however, by administering these simple steps toward ‘summer-proofing’ your vehicle.

Summer-Proofing Your Car: Benefits

You’ve meticulously planned and charted your course for an incredible summer vacation with your friends and family. But few things can ruin your getaway plans faster than a broken-down vehicle. And your plans aren’t the only potential casualties if you choose to neglect the benefits of summer-proofing your vehicle.

Car Service Saves You Cash

Putting off regularly scheduled vehicle service is an error all of us have made. In our rush to get started on the road, we do not take the time to make certain our vehicle is in tip-top shape. Before you know it, your radiator has sprung a leak or your engine has burned up in the summer heat. Which do you think will cost you more? A gallon of coolant or a Honda-new engine?

Improve the Lifespan of Your Vehicle

Keeping your vehicle in tip-top shape isn’t just to ensure you get a cheaper, hassle-free vacation. Over time, keeping your car maintained extends its life for much longer than a minimally maintained one.

Road Safety

Nobody wants to be stranded on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, or worse. keeping your car in tip-top shape can make sure you and your friends and family get to ‘Point B’ safely. So, before you head out on vacation, take a look at this short summer vehicle maintenance checklist:

Air Conditioner

  • When you turn on your A/C, pay attention to any strange odors, odd sounds, or a lack of cooling. If any or all of these problems pop up, you’ll need to get your A/C system examined.


  • Check your radiator or overflow tank levels to see if your engine is being effectively cooled. Using a coolant tester can verify your water/coolant mix is good.

Engine Fluids

  • Check your brake fluid, transmission fluid, and oil to make sure your car’s vital mechanical systems are properly lubricated at all times.

The 3 ‘B’s’

  • Brakes

    Remove your tires one-at-a-time and inspect your brake pads and/or shoes for any visible indicators of wear-and-tear.

  • Battery

    A battery tester can check the potency of your battery to make sure your car starts every time you need it to.

  • Blades

    Make sure your windshield wiper blades are in good shape and not bouncing across your dry windshield or leaving a trail of water on a wet one.

Getting Your Vehicle Service Done at the Auto Dealership

For all of your car, truck, and SUV maintenance needs, Sterling McCall Honda near the Houston area has everything you need to maintain your car, including the expertly trained, Honda certified service technicians you’ll need to guarantee your vehicle is maintained to manufacturing specifications. So, when making your preparations for the summer season, make sure to schedule a fast summertime evaluation of your car and allow our automotive professionals provide you with a safe summer season.

Honda Summer Vehicle Maintenance near Houston, TX | Sterling McCall Honda