Get Your Kia Ready for Summer in Huntington, NY
Summer is most certainly a safer time to be driving than when the roads are icy and snow is falling from the sky. However, that doesn’t mean that you’re entirely off the hook in terms of maintenance. At Kia of Huntington, we’d like to remind you of a few steps you might want to undertake in order to prepare your vehicle for the summer ahead!
A/C Service and Repair
You certainly won’t realize it when the temperatures have plummeted, but your air conditioning can stop working as efficiently as time goes by. You don’t want to wait until the sun is baking you in your vehicle to notice this! Instead, we’ll thoroughly inspect your unit to ensure that it will cool you and your guests down as best it can. We’ll check for leaks in the system, ensure that the refrigerant is full, and look through the entire wiring system in case of any electrical issues. By the time we’re done with your ride, you can be certain that you’ll be able to stay nice and comfy while you’re on the road.
Especially in areas where snow falls particularly hard, it’s not uncommon to have a set of winter tires installed for the cold months of the year. You might be tempted to leave these on as things warm up, but this would be a mistake. The tires that benefit you so much in icy conditions will wear quickly on the warm, dry pavement. The flexible rubber tread that grips slick surfaces so nicely will be sluggish and slow as they overheat on the hot road, and have a greatly increased chance of blowing out on you, which could easily cause you to lose control of your vehicle. Winter tires also don’t shed water efficiently, increasing the risk of hydroplaning on rainy days. Don’t take these chances! Instead, join us and we’ll quickly equip your model with the ideal tires for the season ahead.
Wiper Blade Replacement
You can’t forget about your all-important wiper blades! These components are often the difference between a crisp view of the road ahead and a blurry, unsafe journey. Your wiper blades likely saw quite a bit of use during the winter time, and this won’t change when summer rains start to arrive. However, large changes in temperature can often dry out and crack your wiper blades, greatly hampering their performance. If you hear lots of squeaking when you activate yours, or notice smudging when you’re trying to clear liquid off of your windshield, then it’s definitely time for a replacement.
Stay safe at all times by coming to Huntington Kia to get your Kia ready for summer in Huntington, NY. Our expert mechanics can’t wait to help you. Also, don’t forget our Service Specials!
|Monday||8:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Tuesday||8:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Wednesday||8:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Thursday||8:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Friday||8:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Saturday||8:00 am - 4:00 pm|