As you plan your summer, you won’t have to look far to find fun warm-weather activities. Here at Midwest Ford, we’ve put together a list of our favorite adventures right here in Hutchinson.
Cool down this summer with a visit to the
Strataca. This salt mine museum take visitors 650 feet underground where temperatures
are always cool. Multiple tour options are available, including a Salt Mine
Express train ride and the Salt Blast Pass + Salt Safari, which includes all of
the available tours.
Camping at Sand Hills State Park
Covering more than 1,000 acres, Sand Hills
State Park is a popular destination for campers and fishers. The clean,
pleasant campground offers hookups and a quiet space to enjoy a summer weekend
away from everyday life.
Summer is a great time of year to visit the
Hutchinson Zoo. This small zoo offers free admission and free parking, so it’s
a great way to spend an afternoon with limited time.
Hutchinson is home to the Kansas State Fair,
which is always a fun way to celebrate the final days of summer. This year, the
Kansas State Fair runs from September 6-15. Join the hundreds of thousands of
visitors that come through to enjoy rides, farm animals, live entertainment,
and delicious fair food.
To learn more about all the awesome summer activities in Hutchinson, visit us at Midwest Ford!
The summer weather is rolling in, which means it’s time for
another round of seasonal maintenance. Here are a few ways to prepare your Ford
Change the oil
Changing the oil in your car is one of the most important routine maintenance tasks. Old oil can’t lubricate, cool, or protect vital engine components as well as fresh oil can. Check your vehicle’s owner manual to determine how often you need to visit Midwest Ford for an oil change. Thanks to advances in engine oil technology, the 3,000-mile rule is irrelevant. Most vehicles can go anywhere from 5,000 to 15,000 miles between oil changes.
Check the battery
Checking your battery is a great way to start off summer.
After all, you don’t want to end up stranded because of a dead battery.
Inspecting your battery doesn’t involve a lot of labor and can be done in a few
Start by inspecting the battery for any bulges, bumps, or
other deformities. Remove any corrosion from the posts and tighten the
connections. If your Ford’s battery is more than three years old, it’s time to
consider replacing it.
Inspect the tires
Inspecting your car’s tires for damage helps improve your
safety on the road. Keep an eye out for any bumps, bulges, or uneven tread
wear. It pays to check each tire’s pressure every week too. As warmer weather
rolls in, the tire pressure is likely to increase. If left unchecked, that
could lead to a blowout!
To get your Ford ready for the summer season, visit the Midwest Ford service team today!