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Summer Vehicle Service Tips | Toronto, ON

To prepare for summer heat, you should do a quick check-up on your vehicle. The last thing you want is to be stranded on the side of the road under the sweltering sun. Help prevent roadside breakdowns by following these summer vehicle service tips!
Summer Vehicle Service Tips | Toronto, ON


The fluids in your vehicle’s many moving parts keep things lubricated and running smoothly. Depending on how much you’ve driven in winter and spring, your vehicle might need a fluid check-up. This includes the following:
  • Coolant
  • Oil (and filter)
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Brake fluid
  • Transmission fluid
  • Power steering fluid

Air conditioning system

Imagine getting into your car on a hot day, turning on the engine, and feeling a blast of hot air hit your face. It’s a less than ideal situation that can be prevented by having your car’s air conditioning system checked. After using the heating setting on your vehicle’s HVAC system all winter, it might need some attention as the temperatures rise. An easy way to tell if your car’s system needs attention is by turning on the air conditioning and waiting. If, after about 5 minutes, you don’t feel the air getting cooler, set up a service appointment at INFINITI Downtown to have our team check it out.


Ideally, you should have switched out your winter tires at the beginning of spring. But if you still haven’t taken care of that, it’s imperative that you swap those out for all-season or summer tires. Summer and all-season tires, much like winter tires, are specially crafted to handle certain kinds of road conditions and terrain. In addition to having the correct tires, you need to be sure that your car’s tires are in good condition. Check for any signs of excessive wear or unevenness as well as any tears, cracks, or bulges in the sidewalls. Save yourself the headache of a flat tire and have our team repair or replace the tires on your vehicle in a flash.


While many people think winter is the harshest time of year on a car battery, summer can be just as brutal. The extreme heat causes your vehicle’s battery to work harder, so it’s important to ensure that it’s at its peak health. You can typically find battery or alternator checkers at your local hardware or auto store. But why risk reading something incorrectly or potentially buying a faulty product? We can quickly check your car’s battery as well as other components while you relax in our top-of-the-line waiting area.


One of the easiest things you can do to extend the life of your vehicle — and how much you enjoy it — is by cleaning it frequently, inside and out.
The exterior should be protected from the sun and other natural elements. You can take your car through a car wash or do it yourself to save money. But no matter what, these are things you should absolutely focus on:
  • Tire shine – Prevents hardening, cracking, and fading of sidewalls
  • Wax – Protects the paint from things like UV rays, bird droppings, tree sap, and more
  • Windows – Cleaning the exterior and interior of the windows improves visibility

 When you get inside the cabin, you don’t want to be surrounded by dirt or unpleasant smells. Give the interior a clean by doing the following tasks:
  • Wipe surfaces – Use appropriate materials and liquids to ensure material longevity.
  • Vacuum – Shake out floor mats and vacuum every nook and cranny, including the cargo area.
  • Air filter – Have the cabin air filter replaced; it has been collecting dust and debris all winter and spring.
  • Air freshener – If desired, add a fresh new scent to your vehicle.

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If you’re not sure how to handle any of these service tasks for your vehicle, feel free to visit us or schedule an appointment with our Service team at INFINITI Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

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