Summer is one of the best times of the year to take a driving vacation or to just go out and enjoy the weather. But the hot weather can also have an effect on your vehicle’s performance and condition. That’s we’re here at Hopkins Acura to help you keep your new 2017 Acura MDX or other new Acura car in shape for summer driving.

Hot weather can cause some vehicles to overheat if coolant levels are low. When you bring your vehicle into our Acura service center in Redwood City, CA department we can go over it completely to make sure fluids are topped off and replenished so your car doesn’t overheat.

And speaking of overheating, few things can be as uncomfortable as an enclosed car in the heat of the summer with no air conditioning to provide relief! You can open windows and sunroofs but that doesn’t help as much as you would like when temperatures and humidity levels approach triple digits. We can also check out your air conditioning systems to make sure everything it working properly. If your Acura MDX has ventilated seats we can check those too.

Hot weather often brings with it rain and thunderstorms. That’s why it’s important to change your windshield wipers and have new tires installed. You need reliable windshield wipers to help ensure that you can see the road clearly, especially through heavy pouring rain during sky-darkening thunderstorms. And grippy, reliable tires are important to ensure that you’ll have the traction you need to help avoid slipping or hydroplaning. We can check your windshield wipers and tires and replace them if needed.

Finally, one of the most important things to have done during the summer is to get an oil change. Your vehicle’s engine works harder when the temperature goes up so it’s very important to keep all its working components properly lubricated.

Summer is a great time to take a driving vacation with your family or to just go out and experience nature and the outdoors during one of the best times of the year. So stop in to our Acura service department here at our Acura dealership near San Mateo, CA to make sure your Acura MDX is ready for the season!