Prepare Your INFINITI for Summer Road Trips

Summer Vehicle Maintenance Tips at INFINITI Downtown 

Summer is the perfect time for road trips, and there's no better way to experience the open road than in a luxurious INFINITI model. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway in Ontario’s cottage country or an out-of-province adventure, ensuring that your vehicle is ready for the journey is crucial. Read along as our team here at INFINITI Downtown discusses five things you can do to prepare your INFINITI for an enjoyable summer season.

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1. Inspect Your Tires

Before hitting the road, inspect your tires thoroughly. Ensure that your tires are inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended pressure, which can be found in your owner’s manual or on a sticker inside the driver’s door. Examine the tread depth and look for any signs of uneven wear, which could indicate alignment or suspension issues. Should you need assistance, schedule a tire change appointment at our state-of-the-art service center.

2. Inspect Your Oil & Fluid Levels 

Ensuring that your INFINITI's fluid levels are properly maintained is vital, especially during long trips. Check the engine oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and top up your coolant and windshield washer fluid, if necessary. Summer heat can cause engine oil to thin out, reducing its effectiveness, so consider getting an oil change if it’s been a while since your last one.

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3. Climate Control System

There’s nothing worse than driving in the summer heat with a broken air conditioning system. Test your A/C before you head out on the road to ensure that it’s blowing cold air. If it’s not as cool as it should be, it might be time for a recharge of the refrigerant or a check for leaks in the system. Have one of our certified technicians inspect and service your A/C system so that you can stay cool on the road.


4. Check Your Battery Health

Summer heat can take a toll on your INFINITI’s battery. Inspect the battery for any signs of corrosion on the terminals and ensure that it’s securely mounted. If your battery is more than three years old, consider having it tested to see if it’s still holding a charge. Let our factory-trained service professionals help you and schedule a battery health check appointment, today!


5. Brakes and Suspension

Your INFINITI’s brakes and suspension system both play crucial roles in ensuring a safe drive. Listen for any unusual noises like squealing or grinding when you apply the brakes. If you notice any vibrations or if the car pulls to one side, it may be time for a brake inspection. Additionally, inspect your suspension system, including shock absorbers and struts, for wear and tear to guarantee a smooth and stable ride.

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By following these five summer detailing tips, you can ensure that your INFINITI remains in near showroom condition throughout the season. If you’re in the market for a new or used INFINITI model, make sure to reach out to our sales professionals here at Downtown INFINITI for the best deals on our cutting-edge model lineup.