Every year, you receive a whole lot of information from different authorities, family and friends about the winter driving conditions and how the weather could affect your vehicle and you. What you may not know is that the summer heat reeks more havoc on your vehicle than the winter ever could. One of the main reasons for this is that summer is the season for long road trips and excursions. The long trips, the dry air, the hot roads and the warm weather come together to create an oppressive environment that is not suitable for your car and can cause horrible accidents. Here are some tips to take care of your vehicles during the peak summer time and keep them running and you safe.
Coolant is one of the most important liquids that is used in your car. Make sure that your coolant is filled at all times and that you mix your coolant with water or buy a coolant that is already diluted. Do not open the radiator cap when the car is hot. Make sure that your radiator is in pristine condition as dents or damage to the radiator can allow the coolant to leak out.
Coolant isn’t the only liquid that is absolutely necessary for your car. Oil plays a major role in keeping your car running. Making sure that there is enough oil in the car’s engine and that it has been freshly changed can make all the difference to your vehicle’s health and performance. Going on road trips in the summer means that the oil will need to be changed more frequently.
Oil and coolants aren’t the only liquids that need to be checked. To make sure that your vehicle performs properly during summer you also need to check the transmission fluid and the power steering fluid among others on a regular basis. Park your car in the garage or under some shade as liquids evaporate quickly from a car that is hot.
Tires are one of the most important items that need to be checked again and again on any vehicle. They are also one of the main reasons for road accidents during any season. Hot tires on hot roads cause accidents if your tires aren’t properly inflated. You raise the risk of a tire blowout exponentially if tires are not properly inflated. Check your tires at least once a month and change them when they are worn out or the proper mileage has been reached. Always give them a proper check-up before leaving for any kind of road trip. You don’t want to be in the middle of nowhere and have one or more of your tires blow out.
We all know very well how the cold weather impacts our vehicle’s batteries. Did you know that hot weather is worse on the batteries than cold weather? The liquid in the batteries is a mixture of water and acid. The heat causes the water to evaporate, leaving just the acid. This is one of the reasons why our batteries die before their time.
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