The First Day of Summer Means It's Time for Your Seasonal Maintenance

With the showers of spring firmly in the rearview mirror, the intense heat of the summer months is upon us. Changes in temperature can have a drastic effect on your vehicle, so it's important always to be prepared for the unexpected. That said, the factory-certified technicians at Ed Koehn Ford are equipped with state-of-the-art tools and technology to keep our customers from around Belding and Cedar Springs safe this summer.

The first thing most Rockford and Ionia drivers think when they hear the phrase "summer maintenance" is making sure their air conditioning is working properly. While this may seem trivial at first glance, it's actually a lot more serious than you might think. Freon leaks are bad news, especially from a health and environmental point of view, so if your vehicle has one, don't hesitate to get it into our service department.

Speaking of leaks, another aspect of your vehicle you'll want to get looked at is the coolant system. The escalating temperatures of the summer season mean that your engine is at a much higher risk of overheating, so to combat that you'll need to make sure the condition of your hoses is up to par.

Another thing to keep in mind is that it's a good idea to check out the status of your serpentine belt. If it's in good shape, it's a good idea to spray some WD40 on it as your car is running to help keep it moist. However, if you notice any cracks in the belt, it's vital that you get your car into our service department so that we can replace it.

The service center at Ed Koehn Ford can service all makes and models, though if you're a current Ford owner, our expertise makes us uniquely capable of keeping it running like new. Stop by and see us in Greenville today.

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