Tips and Tricks for Preparing Your Kia Vehicle for Summer

What Tips and Tricks Can You Follow to Prepare Your Kia Vehicle for the Summer?

Tips and Tricks for Preparing Your Kia Vehicle for the Summer

Summer is arriving here in Puyallup, WA. With it comes warm weather and beautiful days. However, that warm weather can cause significant damage to your vehicle if you have not properly prepared it for the summer months! The staff here at Kia of Puyallup has a few tips and tricks that customers can follow to prepare their Kia vehicles for the summer months ahead! Let’s explore these tips and tricks together!

Prepare Your Kia Vehicle’s Tires and Fluids

The best way to prepare your Kia vehicle for the summer is by addressing the vehicle’s tires and key fluids. If you have summer tires stored away for the season, then you should get them on your vehicle as soon as possible. If not, you should make sure that your current tires are properly inflated, rotated, and have enough tread to handle the hot pavement here in Puyallup.

You should also be making sure that all your vehicle’s key fluids are topped off, especially your engine oil and engine coolant. These two fluids are very crucial during warm weather as your engine is more likely to overheat.

Exterior view of the front of a red 2020 Kia Forte
Exterior view of the rear of a blue 2020 Kia Niro

Check the Health of Your Kia Vehicle’s Battery

Another key element of your vehicle is impacted by the summer heat—the battery. We recommend having your vehicle’s battery tested as soon as possible to ensure that it will be able to last the summer without failing. You should also take periodic steps to ensure that your battery remains clean and free of debris throughout the summer as well!

Restock Your Kia Vehicle’s Emergency Roadside Kit

Finally, you should make sure to restock your vehicle’s emergency roadside kit with items that are more logical for the summer. You can remove some of the items that you only needed for the winter if you desire, but you should make sure to add items like sunscreen, extra water bottles stored in cool areas, and wide-brim hats. These items will be essential if you break down on the side of the road and have to wait a while for a tow truck.

If you would like to learn more about how you can best prepare your Kia vehicle for the summer, then you should contact the staff here at Kia of Puyallup today!


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