Summer Weather Safety


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The lifespan of a vehicle battery is approximately 4-6 years. Before you find yourself stranded in the hot sun, give some time and attention to summer car battery care. As the temperature gets hotter the battery’s current conducting grids corrode faster, reducing its service life. This often happens with cars driven mainly in the city, due to lower traveling speeds and frequent idling. Most drivers today connect electronic devices and smart phones to their vehicles. These energy consuming devices can also contribute to a battery drain problem. Even the electronic features built into the vehicle can create loads that will drain the battery to discharge. A lot of times the cold weather is to blame, but the problem is actually a battery weakened by the summer driving season. Do you know what to look for in a dying battery? Here are a few helpful tips that may signify it’s time to get a battery replacement:

  1. You know your battery is in the 4-6 year range.
  2. Your check engine light may come on if your battery is weak.
  3. The engine cranks when you go to start the car.
  4. The battery case is swollen.

If any of these issues have occurred, or if you want to check your Chevy car, truck, or SUV’s battery efficiency, visit your local Chevy dealer today. Don’t get stranded in the hot sun this summer. Schedule your visit with a Chevy Certified Service expert to ensure you’re getting the most out of your battery.

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weather wipers


Old windshield wipers lead to reduced visibility and reduced reliability. An integral step to preparing your car for the summer weather is replacing your windshield wipers. To ensure they are weather-ready for all conditions your wipers should be replaced every six months.

The summertime is notorious for sudden, violent thunderstorms. When buckets of water are beating against your windshield, you need wipers that really work. Even more so at night, when a rain storm can decrease visibility to 15 or 20 feet in front of your vehicle.

But, how can you tell it’s time? If your wiper blades are squeaking, leaving streaks or smudges, or skipping across the windshield, it might be time to get them replaced.

See better, drive safer both day and night with new windshield wipers from your Chevy Certified Service expert. Schedule your visit today to ensure a safe drive all summer long.

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weather summertires


During the warmer weather period we strongly recommend to use summer tires. Only summer tires can guarantee a high grip levels on wet and dry roads through their special tread patterns and tread compounds. Summer tires also provide high driving stability in curves and optimum mileage performance at summer temperatures.

Summer tires are important to have, because they offer increased responsiveness, cornering and braking capabilities. They have a specialized tread pattern that puts more rubber in contact with the road, and of course they look cool.

Visit your local Chevy dealer today for professional advice from our Chevy Certified Service experts and all of your summer tire needs.

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