July 20, 2021
You’re not the only one bathing in the sun!
It’s summertime! Time to put away your heavier jackets, feel the sun on your skin, and take a dip in the pool. As the weather changes, so do our needs. We lower our thermostats and stock up on deodorant, sunscreen, and aloe vera to protect ourselves. The coming of summer means that our cars have changes to their needs too. Check out these tips to get your car ready to take on the summer heat!
Keep your fluids in check.
In the summer, your car can overheat. Many of our vehicle’s fluids serve as a cooling agent to keep the car at a manageable temperature. Check often and top off whenever you can.
Make sure your tires are properly inflated.
As the seasons change, we can experience drastic changes in temperature. This also translates to drastic changes in air pressure. The roads can get quite hot when exposed to the summer sun, making it easy for your tires to overheat. Inspect your tires every month to avoid a blow-out.
A proper air-conditioning system is more than just a comfort.
Keeping your car cool while driving in the summer is a must, especially during July and August, when temperatures are extremely high. Not only does it keep you from sweating through your clothes or becoming irritable, but it keeps you alert on the road. It’s best to get your A/C system checked in the early summer, before it could become a problem.
Check your car’s battery.
How old is it? Could you probably make it through the summer and not have to buy a new one until fall or winter? You might want to go ahead and replace it ahead of time. Intense heat on an old car battery is an unnecessary risk. A new battery will likely cost the same or less than repairs on a dead battery and will certainly save you time.
Have an emergency kit on hand.
Breakdowns happen, and when they do you want to be sure you’ve taken preventative measures. Be prepared with a kit that contains extra water, snacks, first aid, a flashlight, and batteries.