Warmer days are here again. It’s the time of the year when you plan long road trips with family and/or friends and wish to create some lifetime memories. But have you make your car summer ready? High temperature can take toll on your vehicle’s condition. However, if given some attention and proper maintenance, you can make summer driving hassle-free.
Here are the 5 most important car maintenance tips you need to consider in order to make your four-wheel summer-ready. Read on.
Servicing Air Conditioning
Have you ever driven your car with a non-functioning Air conditioning system on a hot summer day? If yes, you know why it is extremely important to service your car air condition and check if there is no leakage or other problem in the cooling system of your vehicle. There are several tell-tale signs to know if the air conditioning isn’t working fine such as low air pressure, foul odour and no cooling at all.
Poor cooling in your car can cause overheating and ultimately result in car breakdown. If you want to ensure comfortable driving and avoid breakdown during summer, get your air conditioning system checked by an experienced mechanic.
It is also recommended to get your radiator and coolant flushed and replaced at every two year. But if there is a leakage in the cooling system, you will need to immediately get the leakage fixed and recharge your air con again.
Dead battery and jumpstarts are a common sight in winter days. And hot days are even harsher on car battery. High temperature boosts the speed of chemical reaction in the battery causing overcharging. Overcharging can shorten the service life expectancy of your battery. In addition, excessive heat can also cause the internal fluid of the battery evaporate.
It is vital to regularly clean battery cables and terminals to ensure it works properly year-round. Make sure all battery connections are tight enough. If you suspect battery is overcharging or discharging more quickly, get it checked by a mechanic at your local auto repair shop.
Checking Tyre Condition And Pressure
Clean sky and open roads can inspire anyone to hit the road for long drives on weekend. But driving with under-inflated, over-inflated, worn out or misaligned tyres isn’t safe at all. The standard tyre pressure changes with changing temperature. Check your car’s user manual to learn about the right tyre pressure or take your car at a nearby garage to let a tyre specialist do the job for you. And don’t forget checking your spare tyre if it properly inflated and in good condition.
If you haven’t changed oil and oil filter for a long time, get them changed before you head out for the summer road trip this year. Oil helps your engine parts function smoothly and prevent them from overheating by acting as a coolant.
Checking Hoses And Belts
One of the most important things to consider for safe and smooth summer driving is preventing the engine from overheating. To keep your engine cool, check if the belts aren’t worn out or there are no leaks or cracks in hoses. Hoses are connected to the radiator and their primary role is to supply coolant to engine block. The belts are connected to fun that too help in system cooling.
At Express of Walton Ltd, our expert mechanic can help you with your car’s summer maintenance and all types of repairs. Visit us today!