The Importance of Getting Your Car Ready for Summer
Summers can be just as demanding for cars as winters, but even so, many vehicle owners are not aware of the importance of getting their car ready for the hot months. Here are a few things you should know about preparing your vehicle for the summer:
- The importance of using proper tires – roads are black and they are also made from materials that retain heat, which means that the tires of your car need to be able to cope with extremely high temperatures while on the road. Summer tires are designed to withstand road heat without compromising traction and braking efficiency, so replacing winter tires with tires developed for the summer months is essential for the safety and the efficiency of your vehicle;
- The importance of battery checks – car batteries also work hard in summer, so it is very important to check the level of the fluid in your battery (unless you use a maintenance-free battery);
- The importance of brake checks – cars travel at lower speeds in winter, but they usually speed up in summer, so having brakes that are in tip-top shape is essential for your safety;
- Checking all the fluids regularly – your vehicle can work properly only if all the fluids that it needs are at the right level. Check the oil, the brake fluid, the transmission fluid, the cooling liquid, the water, even the windshield cleaning fluid regularly and top them all up if necessary.
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