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4 Essential Summer Car Care Tips

Your vehicle may need a tune-up before the summer weather arrives. Here are four summer car care tips to prepare your car for the season!

Get your oil and filter changed. This is very important, especially if your last oil change was months ago. The changing weather from cold to hot can put extra demands on your oil and filter, so make sure to bring your vehicle in for regular service before the hot temperatures arrive. 

Have your tire pressure checked. Another summer car care tip is to regularly check your tire pressure and tread. In warmer temperatures, the rubber on your tire may become compromise, leaving you with a leaking tire or potentially a blowout.

Get your brakes inspected. You need to rely on your brakes every time you get behind the wheel. Coming off the harsh weather conditions of winter, you will want to keep a close eye on the performance of your brakes, and address any issues right away.

Check your coolant levels. Throughout the summer your car works extra hard, and can exceed typical temperatures within the engine. The best way to make sure you do not end up stranded on the side of the road with an overheated engine is to keep an eye on the coolant levels and make sure you have enough. Here are simple directions to help you out!

Find out if you are pre-approved for a new or used auto loan! If you decide that now is the right time to upgrade your set of wheels, you might already have a head start on a loan. As a SeaComm member, you may be pre-approvedfor a new or used auto loan through our loan pre-approval program, LoanEngine™. You can view and accept loan offers specifically designed with you in mind. If you qualify for a pre-approved offer, you will be presented with it through our SeaComm Mobile app or NetTeller in the “My Offers” tab, via email, and/or a letter through the mail.

Click here to login to your NetTeller™ to view your current offers! If you don’t have any offers at this time, be sure to check back every 60 days.

TIP: SeaComm’s online auto buying center, Garage Gizmo, will give you a full view at the interior and exterior of all types of vehicles located at local dealerships. You will also receive a complete car description, which details the equipment, specifications, safety features, crash test ratings, warranties, recalls, and more. Click here to get started!

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