Summer means vacation, but not if you’re a car owner! The hottest season brings with it more troubles than any other seasons of the year. Like humans, cars also require special care during summers. It requires good hydration and cooling to stay in shape. Here are a few tips to make sure your car is ready to take on summer so that you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest!
It’s hot outside and so your car requires to cool down before you take it for a ride. Simply parking your car under shade is not enough. Keep checking the coolant fluid levels in your car. It’s a good idea to inspect the hoses and coolant reservoir from time to time especially during summers.
Air conditioning system
An air conditioning system is important to keep the car and its passengers cool. You certainly don’t want your passengers sweating and cribbing about the heat while you take them for a drive. Get your air conditioning system checked for leaks and get it replaced/repaired at the earliest. There are many leak-sealing products and refrigerant recharges available on the market.
Tree leaves and dust can clog the air filters in your car. Make sure you clean the air filters before the summer starts. Most of these filters are removable and so you can easily clean them at home without having to take your car to the mechanic. The latest car versions have pollen filters and cabin filters. You should take a look at them too.
Summer is a good time to give your car that much needed wash! It will not only help your car cool down but also protect that its color from sun damage. Complete your car-cleaning regime with a good quality car wax. Grime builds up on the car’s windshield and dashboard especially during summers, making it difficult for the driver to see the road ahead, leading to accidents. During such mishaps, a good car insurance policy can come in handy.
It’s a good idea to invest in a windshield cover that will protect your dashboard from the hot rays when your car is parked in the sun. It will also help to cool the cabin a bit. Covers for the rear side windows are a must to protect your passengers from the direct sunlight and also to prevent fading of the rear seat covers!
Make sure you take your car for a thorough check-up to your mechanic and follow this simple guide to make your car summer ready. Check whether your car insurance and license papers are up to date. If yes then there’s absolutely no need to worry. Take your car out and go for a long vacation. Happy Holidays!