Of all the VW car dealerships out there, there are few quite as impressive and dedicated to the customer experience as we are at Fields Volkswagen of Daytona. Part of crafting the perfect customer experience is to provide you with tips and tricks to help improve your drive and keep your car running optimally for years to come.

On and on again drivers hear about how winter is possibly the most damaging time of the year. While the dramatic cold can put a lot of wear on a vehicle, the heat of summer is the true enemy of automotive functionality. Heat and friction are your engine’s two biggest opponents, and if left unchecked, can ruin the long-term well-being of your vehicle.

Engines run hot, however, they need to remain at a stable temperature in order to continue operating. Fortunately, you can maintain your engine’s core temperature through the cooling system centralized in the radiator. This system is fueled by coolant. When you drop by, we’ll ensure yours is at an optimum level. It’s important to note that you should never change out your coolant when the engine is still hot, as you can risk burning yourself from the pressurized fluid.

Tires can experience plenty of wear during the summer, especially here in Florida, but keeping them properly inflated helps save you the trouble of dealing with a frustrating flat tire. Every tire has an optimal air pressure range, and when it rises or lowers in comparison, several situations can happen:

  • Loss of traction
  • Higher potential for damage
  • Harsher and noisier ride
  • Decreased safety
  • Poor performance

Of all the pieces of advice we can give this summer, we recommend having an auto technician that you can trust. At Fields Volkswagen of Daytona, we host a reputable team of Volkswagen service experts who make it their number one mission to ensure your car is running safely, efficiently, and optimally. Contact us today to learn more about what we have to offer!