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Car Maintenance Tips for Summer

5 car maintenance tips for Summer and what things you should check before going on a road trip or long drive to keep your car healthy & last longer.

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It’s Summertime!! What does that mean? Well, probably longer drives than normal and lots of fun road trips. I have written a lot about this because our family enjoys them so much. Over the years we have found some car maintenance tips and tricks that have helped us along the way. 😉 Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sam’s Club for IZEA

Car Maintenance Tips to Save You Money

  • Of course there are several things you can do on your own when maintaining your car. Changing the oil and checking your tires is a must.

One thing that is of the utmost importance when keeping your car healthy during the Summer months (and the rest of the year) is making sure your tires are in good shape!

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If you think about it, tires are probably one of the most essential elements on a car. We kind of take them for granted, but we wouldn’t go very far if our tires were in terrible shape now would we? 😉

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Car Maintenance Checklist

So…..first and foremost when maintaining your car and following your road trip checklist you should make sure your tires are in good shape.

The best way to do this is to take it to a location that specializes in tires, like Sam’s Club, so they can see if you’re due for a new set.

  • Did you know Sam’s Club had an auto and tire center??!! They do! Along with the other great benefits (like great products at really affordable prices and free health screenings every month).
Where to get free health screenings.

Important Car Maintenance Tips

Sam’s Club carries brand name tires, offers an affordable tire installation package (just $15/tire & gives you tire mounting, balancing, rotation and a value stem for as long as you’re a Sam’s member), and has a price match policy too!

What that means is, you can bring in a price quote dated within the past 7 business days and they’re so confident that their “all-in” prices are better that they will match the competitors price.

It’s called the Sam’s Club Dare To Compare tire event! 😉

road trip checklist

So before you head out on a long, and FUN, road trip here are a few car maintenance tips for Summer to follow.

  • Of course you can go above and beyond these 5 things. First a foremost these are very important to maintain for the health of your car.

While you’re at Sam’s Club make sure to pick up some goodies for your trip, pack some activities for your kids to keep them busy, and just enjoy yourselves. It will surely be a trip to remember! 😉

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Shawn Smith

Sunday 3rd of September 2023

Regular maintenance not only keeps your car running smoothly but also prevents costly breakdowns down the road

Naomi Young

Saturday 10th of November 2018

I was looking for an article which could help me to understand the maintenance needed by the vehicle during the summer season to work efficiently. A vehicle couldn't stand against the extremely hot temperature of the summer without proper maintenance. Failure of the engine due to the overheating is one of major problem during the summer and suitable initiatives should be implemented to prevent the engine overheating. One should do some of the research regarding the summer car care tips keep the vehicle in working order.

Kacie Goodman

Thursday 4th of October 2018

During summer, the vehicles have to bear the extreme heat of sun. To prevent this from happening, we should check the level of coolant and if it's level is found to be low, then we have to top it off. We must do regular oil changes as it helps to keep the engine lubricated. We must check all other fluid levels in the car. Air conditioner is of utmost importance during summer. Sometimes it may not work properly due to presence of some leaks in the system. In that case we should consult with a certified mechanic for car ac repair. For this you may refer this page:

Sean Watson

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

Undoubtedly, the coolant level should be inspected at a regular interval. The cooling system plays an important role in the performance of the vehicle by keeping the temperature of the engine at an optimum level. However, an abnormal cooling system could not work efficiently. So, the condition of different components of the cooling system should be inspected regularly to identify and repair abnormal components in time and prevent overheating of the engine. However, such kind of inspection and repairing should be conducted by reliable technicians. For more info, visit

Zoe Morgan

Wednesday 12th of September 2018

The extreme hot temperature of the summer could influence the performance of the car in a very adverse way. So, it is highly recommended to inspect the condition of different components of the vehicle prior to the arrival of the summer in order to successfully deal with the extreme temperature of the summer. The condition of different components of the vehicle should be inspected and damaged components should be replaced with suitable substitutes. Such kind of inspection would be more beneficial if conducted by experienced professionals. Have a look at

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