Summertime is moving pretty fast, but there's still plenty of it left and lots of opportunities to make the most of the season. And whether your travel plans are taking you near or far, now is the perfect time to take care of vehicle maintenance before your trip. Here's a quick look at a few recommended service items.

  • Wiper Blades: We get plenty of rain here in the Columbus area, and a good set of wiper blades can make a big difference when it starts to pour. Older blades eventually become stiff, brittle, and less effective. This is especially prominent during cold winters. A fresh pair will ensure maximum water clearance for increased visibility and a safer drive.

  • Battery Test: Car batteries are pretty durable, often lasting upwards of five years or longer. However, hot temperatures can be particularly tough on your vehicle's battery. And after the three-year mark, it's recommended to have it tested once or twice a year so that you're not faced with a dead battery at an inopportune time. If it's been a while since you last had your battery check, now is a great time to take care of this important maintenance item.

  • A/C Check: When temperatures are in the mid to upper 80s, a vehicle's air conditioning system should measure 40 degrees at the vent outlet (on maximum and recirculate settings), to be effective. And as the heat inches higher, anything above 45 degrees won't help much at all. If your A/C isn't cooling like it used to, our technicians can help set things right so that you can get back to enjoy the sun.

  • Oil Change: Oil works harder in the heat, which may cause it to break down quickly. If it's been a while before your last visit, be sure to have your oil changed before embarking on the road trip.

If you have any questions about the recommended maintenance for your vehicle, please reach out to Huber Automotive at your convenience. And if it's time for a checkup, we invite you to schedule a service appointment with us here in Heath, OH. It will be our pleasure to assist you.

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