As summer brings the heat to the Detroit area, you want to be certain your vehicle is ready for the rising temperatures. Much like their drivers, auto interiors and exteriors can be affected by steamy weather and prolonged exposure to sunlight. And, just like winter, extreme temperatures can bring wear and tear if you’re not prepared. But there are plenty of simple steps you can take to stay prepared for the swelter. Let the experts at Crest Lincoln help you through it!

For the sake of comfort, just adding a few new routines to your day can make a world of difference. For example, a classic sunshade or window visor can greatly reduce the effects of ultraviolet rays on your dashboard, reduce interior fading, and take the tension out of touching a hot steering wheel. An upholstered or fabric dash cover can also work wonders for preventing dash cracking. Other simple steps for avoiding a sauna-like driving experience include tossing blankets over vinyl and leather seats, or taking the effort to park in the shade, even if the shady spot is further across the parking lot.

But if you really want to ensure your ride thrives in the summertime, the factory-trained and certified service center technicians at our Lincoln dealership in Sterling Heights, MI are experts in an array of maintenance services to keep your car running smoothly all season long. Our team performs meticulous checks of the air-conditioning system, ensuring refrigerants are fully charged while scoping for any potential leaks. We apply the same diligence for coolant system, thoroughly inspecting coolant levels and the coolant reservoir while making sure every hose is solid.

At Crest Lincoln, our talented technicians also make sure your tires are properly inflated for summer, when tire pressure levels rise with the heat. They’ll also scope other areas affected by summer heat, including serpentine belts and radiator hoses (which are essential for cooling your vehicle), and refresh and refill all essential fluids (oil, brake, power-steering and windshield-washer).

Give our car service department a call at (888) 793-7815 or stop by our Lincoln dealership, conveniently located at 36200 Van Dyke in Sterling Heights, MI!