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Seasonal Maintenance and Auto Service Tips from Serra of Traverse City

When it comes to keeping your car, truck, crossover, SUV, or minivan in great shape all year long, we've got you covered at Serra of Traverse City! We're here to provide you with seasonal maintenance and auto service tips, as well as quality, Certified service and genuine OEM parts for your safety on the road and to assist in extending the life of your vehicle. Because we experience all types of weather in Michigan and the Cherry Capital, there are different vehicle maintenance priorities for each season. Scroll through the sections below to see maintenance tips for the Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons and let the Serra team know how we can help!

Summer Car Care Tips

Summer is a season of sun and fun in Traverse City! With the gleaming Lake Michigan waters, open road, and welcoming hiking trails, you might not want to deal with auto maintenance, but it's important that you do! To prepare for the seasons ahead and keep your car running well through the heat of summer, there are a few components you'll need to pay attention to. See our tips on maintaining your cooling system, fuel system, and lights, as well as cosmetic repairs and sun protection tips for the season.

Fall Car Care Tips

Fall is the time to drive out to your favorite lookout spot, view the changing leaves along the way, and get ready for the soon-to-come Winter season. As the weather gets colder during the Fall season, it's a great time to take care of your belts, hoses, windshield, heating and ventilation system, weather stripping, and emergency kit. With our Fall Car Care tips, you can properly maintain important vehicle components and be confident driving into Winter in Traverse City!

Winter Car Care Tips

The Winter season in Northern Michigan can sure be rough. With the right preventative and routine vehicle maintenance, you'll be ready to tackle anything Mother Nature throws at us! Take a look at our Winter Car Care tips which includes information on tires, batteries, brakes, oil changes, and wiper blades. You'll find out how the cold and snowy weather can negatively affect your vehicle and your safety on the road. You'll also find out how to best combat the bitter temperatures with auto services from Serra Traverse City.

Spring Car Care Tips

Ahh, Spring, the season of renewal and cherry blossoms in Traverse City! While Spring is certainly beautiful in Michigan, it can come with some consequences like heavy rain and potholes. Read through our Spring Car Care tips to find out how to best maintain your vehicle and keep yourself safe on the road for this wet and sometimes sporadic season. Our maintenance tips include information on tires, wheel alignments, vehicle fluids, wiper blades, and even Spring cleaning!

Schedule Your Seasonal Maintenance and Routine Vehicle Service in the Cherry Capital Online

Aside from frequent maintenance tasks, such as oil changes and tire rotations, there are many other routine vehicle services and inspections you should consider having done for your vehicle to stay in good working condition all year long. Read through the seasonal maintenance tips above, and schedule your service at either of our dealership locations in the Cherry Capital.

You can be confident in bringing your vehicle of any make and model to the Serra team, who will provide you with outstanding auto service to your satisfaction. The service technicians we employ are Factory Trained and ASE Certified to complete any auto service need you might have! You can schedule an appointment online or by calling (231) 947-9000 for our Cadillac/Subaru Campus at 1747 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686 or (231) 946-5540 for our Toyota/Audi/VW/Nissan/Volvo Campus at 1301 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686.