While you’re busy keeping yourself cool this summer, don’t forget about your beloved Jetta! Humans can take advantage of shorts, t-shirts, and air conditioning, but your Jetta is always in its birthday suit and can’t apply its own sunscreen. You’ve got to help it out! Here are some ideas to help protect your car from the blistering Gainesville heat and Florida humidity.
Staying Cool on the Road
If you’re in the Lake City or Ocala areas, it’s a good idea to visit our VW of Gainesville dealers and maintenance team to prepare your car for summer. To help prevent your car from overheating while you’re driving, we can check under the hood to ensure all connections are secure and that there are no cracks in your radiator hoses. Heat can wreak havoc on a car battery, so we can test it and clean it, as well. We’ll also take a look at your radiator fan and perform a coolant flush if necessary.
Keep an eye on your temperature gauge while on the road; if it gets too hot, pull over, open the hood, and let the engine cool down. Usually, this is enough to get you back on the road, but you should schedule a visit with one of our VW mechanics to make sure something more serious isn’t contributing to the overheating.
Summer is also a fine time to double-check that your air conditioner is running flawlessly! If the cool air just isn’t cutting it like it used to, swing by for an inspection and complete AC recharge. Often times some refrigerant and a new AC hose are all it takes to keep your Jetta cool. Continue Reading →