The summer months can be brutal, and there's no one who knows this more than your car. As a  cardealership near Berks County, we see it every year - a customer who purchases a great used or new car, then forgets to give it the special attention it needs to stay healthy.


The intense heat of July and August can quickly take a toll on the functionality of your car. So, take these tips below into consideration as they will help keep your vehicle running smoothly throughout the summer season.


     Check and change your oil. There's nothing that will help you to keep your car running better through the summer than regular oil changes, and nothing that will put more stress on the engine than forgetting to change the oil. It's also recommended that you change your oil every 3,000 miles during the summer.


     Use wax. When the temperatures start to rise, your paint can start peeling as the metal of your car heats up. Nothing keeps paint looking better than a fresh coat of wax. If you notice your paint starting to chip, apply a fresh coat of wax today, and remember to reapply every six months.


     Clean out your interior. In the hustle and bustle of summertime activities, the inside of your car can quickly become dirty. This is especially true if you have children. Dirt and grass can cause staining on your interiors, so protect your floors with plastic coverings. UV screens can also be used to prevent small children and pets from scratching or smudging windows.


     Park in the shade. Did you know that during peak summer weeks, the inside of your car can reach up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit if parked in the sun? This heat can quickly dry out leather interiors, as well as damage other items left in the car. Protect the inside of your car by parking in the shade as often as possible.


When looking for used car dealerships in Montgomery County with cars that will help you have the best summer ever, look no further than Piazza Subaru of Limerick. To see what's available in our inventory, just browse our site or visit us at 105 W Ridge Pike in Limerick, PA.