Summer Service at Joe Machens Volkswagen of Columbia

May 31st, 2018 by

Here in the Columbia, MO, area, we are finally feeling the heat of summer. After a long and what seemed to be a harsh and colder than normal winter, Midwest drivers are gearing up for cross-country road trips and traveling in their vehicles more frequently. Now that summer is officially here, it is an excellent time to get a tune-up at our Volkswagen service center. Here are some of the summer-specific things that our mechanics will take a look at when you make an appointment with us.

Windshield Wipers: In the summer, it tends to rain more often here in Missouri than any other season. If the windshield wipers or wiper blades on your Volkswagen car are old, they may be leaving wet streaks across your windshield, which creates a safety hazard. Have a qualified technician replace your vehicle’s wiper blades so that you can see clearly in the rain.

Coolant: The most common cause of summer breakdowns is overheating, which is often caused by lack of coolant in your engine. In addition to checking your coolant levels, our mechanics will also inspect the state of the hoses and the coolant reservoir.

Air Conditioning: The last thing you want on a humid 90-degree summer day is a broken air conditioner. Every few years, the air conditioner needs to be recharged and checked for leaks. A leaky air conditioner can also leak Freon into the atmosphere, which is bad for the environment.

If you’re looking for a dealership that has new Volkswagen cars, as well as a friendly Volkswagen service center, stop by Joe Machens Volkswagen of Columbia today.

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