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We are invested in helping local Volkswagen drivers get the best driving experience. That includes reducing risk with routine maintenance tips as seasons and driving conditions change. Summer maintenance is an automotive best practice designed to inspect and service essential components at risk after winter with icy, sub-zero conditions and summer with extreme heat, humidity, and heavy rain. You can read our summer maintenance tips below and schedule any services you need assistance with at Douglas Volkswagen.
We recommend that Volkswagen drivers embrace the multi-point inspection as the focal point of your vehicle’s summer readiness strategy. That’s because a multi-point inspection provides a complete risk evaluation of essential components. A certified technician checks every major vehicle area and safety components, including the engine, transmission, exhaust, battery, tires, fluids, filters, lights, and more! Drivers can then get the maintenance needed to fix components carrying heightened risk before summer arrives with different driving conditions.
A/C service is common summer maintenance because this is when drivers find out that the air conditioning is not generating cold air sufficiently or the airflow exiting the vents has decreased. We can fix faulty air conditioning systems starting with an inspection to diagnose the problem component. We can then provide the repair needed depending upon the results. Common A/C repairs include refrigerant recharge, condenser, evaporator, and compressor.
The automotive battery is a short-living yet essential component that can ruin your day if it dies. We recommend that all vehicles get a summer maintenance battery inspection that checks for case bloating, leaking fluid, and corrosion. A certified Volkswagen battery inspection also includes load testing to verify sufficient cold-cranking amps and reserve capacity. We recommend replacing batteries that fail an inspection on the spot due to the imminent risk of failure.
Windshield wiper blades are another component that is short-living yet essential. With visibility and safety on the line, always check the windshield wiper blades after an icy winter and before summer with an increased risk of heavy rain. Common indicators that you need a windshield wiper blade replacement service are rubber damage, windshield streaking, and blade chattering during operation.
Scheduling summer maintenance with us ensures that certified technicians with genuine OEM parts complete your service. Every service includes a complimentary multi-point inspection. Be sure to arrange for transportation conveniences when scheduling service as needed, including a courtesy shuttle ride or a loaner car.
Douglas Volkswagen, Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ, USA