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Don't forget your pre-summer vehicle check!

Each season brings with it a number of challenges. Winter often means frosty weather and wetter roads, and summer comes with sizzling temperatures that can present you and your vehicle with a number of challenges, if you’re not ready.

Prepare yourself for the scorching summer by checking off a number of simple – but necessary – car protection tips.


Top up on coolant

You wouldn’t head out for a run during summer without being properly hydrated, and your car is no different. It’s important to remember to regularly check your coolant is topped up as summer nears, and ensure your car doesn’t overheat. The risk of not topping up on coolant can be greater than just a sizzling engine. You could actually be doing damage that can be quite pricey! Coolant should also be a 50/50 mixture of water and antifreeze during summer, but you don't have to worry too much about getting this ration exactly right with premixed coolant also available.

Get that air con checked

We’re all grateful for air con each year as the summer temperatures hit 30+. And if you want to keep your cool while keeping cool, you need to be prepared by ensuring your air conditioner is in tip top shape.

Just like any technology, your air conditioner must be regularly services. Without regular servicing, the compressor can seize up, the air filters become clogged with dirt, and other nasties, and if it’s left for too long, it may very well quit working entirely.

Good mechanics, such as those offered at Brighton Nissan, will perform a number of checks, balances, repairs, and replacements to make sure your air conditioner is in top condition and ready to keep you cool when things heat up.

General tips

  • Keep windows and lights clean. Glare from the sun can cause poor visibility
  • Protect the interior from harsh summer glare
  • Do all the normal fluid level checks: oil, transmission fluid, washer fluid, power steering, brake fluid and clutch fluid if applicable

Remember, heading into summer should be exciting. Now is the time to be prepared and ensure the safety of your vehicle, and everyone in it. At Brighton Nissan, our workshop utilises the most up to date equipment and has been purpose built to support the Nissan maintenance program, which allows you to get the best performance from your Nissan vehicle.

Head on down to Brighton Nissan and see the friendly staff who will get your vehicle ready for the elements. Don’t wait, book your service today!