Is your car all set to travel this summer? In order to get from point A to point B safely, your vehicle needs to be performing at its best. Driving a vehicle that’s been expertly prepped for your summer outings is a welcomed relief, but what are the steps get your vehicle ready? In this blog, we talk which parts of your vehicle to inspect so you can have a fun AND safe summer!

Engine Cooling System

As the weather starts to heat up, make a note to check on your radiator. The last thing you want is your engine to overheat and ruin your beach day with a trip to the mechanic. Evaluate the coolant levels and add coolant or antifreeze if necessary. Also, look for dry and cracked hoses, as they can be the cause for leaks and a heated engine. You want your cooling system to be at its peak for those high temperatures!

Air Conditioning System

While the cooling system protects your engine from overheating, your A/C allows you to stay cool while driving. If there is any indication your car isn’t blowing out cool air, then there may be an underlying problem. Check the hoses for any leaks, including your condenser and air filters for any obstructions.

Tires and Brakes

You can notice the difference when your car drives strangely, especially if your tires are underinflated or your brakes are squeaky. Inspect your tires for wear and tear to determine if you need an alignment or more air in the tires. As for your brakes, look for worn down brake pads and discs. Brake fluid may also need to be added.


Let the professionals at H.W. Automotive Inc. inspect your car for summer. We are dedicated to providing you with expert automotive services so you can drive safely on the road. For more information on our full list of services, visit our website here. We look forward to seeing you soon!