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Dealership hours of operation
Mon - Fri 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sat 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sun closed
Dealership hours of operation
Mon - Fri 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sat 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sun closed

Welcome to Strathmore Dodge

Dealership hours of operation
Mon - Thu 8:00am - 7:00pm
Fri - Sat 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sun closed
Dealership hours of operation
Mon - Fri 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sat 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sun closed
Dealership hours of operation
Mon - Fri 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sat 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sun closed

Summer Driving: How to Prepare Your Vehicle

Summer Driving: How to Prepare Your Vehicle

Summer is the one season where it feels like drivers can really and truly show off their vehicles. The winter snow, ice, and salt have faded away. The spring rains and mud have finally disappeared. In summer, auto detailing will allow a car to shine brilliantly for more than 24 hours before it is covered in dirt and grime again.

 

So, as summer approaches, it is important to get vehicles ready for primetime. This can be done easily with auto detailing and other car services in Calgary.

 

Ready for a Road Trip

 

In summer, many people use their vacation time to take road trips and explore their home country. With so much to do to get ready for a trip, many people might forget the importance of getting the vehicle ready for a drive that includes hundreds or thousands of kilometres in a short time span. Getting a vehicle ready for a road trip is very similar to getting one ready for summer.

 

Checking Out the Interior

 

The interior of a vehicle is often a reflection of a car's driver. Some are spotlessly clean while others have used fast food bags and containers strewn across the seats. No matter how the interior looks, it could always use a freshening up. Murray Chrysler Strathmore is a Dodge dealer that offers auto detailing and other car services in Calgary. Let them wash away winter and spring from your vehicle, bringing it back to its best self.

 

Interior

 

In addition to having the car detailed, it is important to ensure that a vehicle's interior is fully stocked in case of any emergencies. A first aid kit, safety kit, jumper cables, and water are just a few things that should be stored not just in summer but all year long.

 

Checking Out the Exterior

 

Summer is the perfect time to get the exterior of a vehicle to shine as well. After it is washed and detailed, it is easy to see any imperfections or issues that might be happening. Windshield wipers should be examined and replaced if they are smearing water instead of wiping it away. Tires should be switched from heavier treaded or studded winter tires to summer tires, and all of them should be examined to ensure they are road worthy. All exterior lights, such as headlights, taillights, blinkers, and more, should be examined and replaced if not working correctly.

 

Under the Hood Checks

 

With day trips or long road trips on the horizon for summer, it is important to keep all working parts well maintained. Go through the vehicle's manual to ensure that any upcoming maintenance is performed on time. If the oil needs to be changed during a road trip, just have it done before the trip begins. Inspect belts and hoses for leaks, check the battery to ensure it holds its charge, and top off any fluids.

 

Hood

 

Besides switching tires, most vehicles do not require a list of things to be done when summer begins. However, it is a great time to sit down and think about what deferred maintenance might need to be performed and to get some auto detailing work done to wash away the winter blues (and gunk).

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