The cooler days of winter are finally over and spring is making its presence felt in the Atlanta area. While that is usually a time that we celebrate getting outside and enjoying nature, it is also a time to consider what our car might need for the hot Peachtree City weather and long road trips from Macon that lie ahead. At Audi South Atlanta, our service center is here to help you prepare your vehicle with maintenance tips and expert service that can keep your vehicle running smoothly all summer long.

What to Consider

  • Oil Changes
  • Tire rotations
  • Brake inspection
  • Alignment

Oil Changes

Oil changes are especially important when the weather heats up because engine oil is very much affected by temperature. Not only does the warmer weather mean more heat inside your engine, but it also means that even when ‘cold’, your engine oil will be warmer and thinner than normal. As engine oil breaks down it becomes thin and unable to properly coat and lubricate surfaces inside your engine, and hot summer weather only makes that issue worse. Keeping up with regular oil changes is key to the health of your vehicle throughout the steamy summers of Decatur and Union City.

Tire Rotation and Alignment

These two items work together to extend the life of your tires and give you predictable handling along with a comfortable ride. Your front tires wear out more quickly than your rears, so having them trade positions every few thousand miles will help make the whole set last longer. Meanwhile, a poor alignment can cause rapid tire wear across the board.

Brake Inspections

Like engine oil, your brakes are greatly affected by heat which will only get worse as summer sets in. Remember to have your brake pads checked, your calipers greased and reset to prevent brake drag, and your rotors inspected for thickness to ensure they can stand up to the temperatures achieved by heavy braking in hot summer weather.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Our team is ready and waiting to help prepare your vehicle for summer – schedule your appointment and let our experts take care of you today!

Categories: Service, Parts