Six Tips to Prepare Your Car for Summer

By CarsFellow 5 Min Read

Different weather can be difficult on different gadgets. Although no weather is easy in its extreme, cars usually have it difficult in summer. The environment is hot and cars are a mechanical gadget, which means that the movement creates more heat that can damage the vehicle. On top of that, you can’t take the sunlight easy, and the car is usually parked in the open. If you don’t want to spend more money later, it’s better to spend less money on preparing your car for summer.

Keep Your Car Waxed

The paintwork can be damaged by extreme sunlight. You don’t always get a parking spot in the shade and you are not exactly in the shade when driving. If you don’t want to redo the entire pain of your vehicle, you should get it waxed. The wax protects the paint from damaging sun rays. Think of it as sunscreen for the cars. On top of that, you get a very new-looking car that is also fun to drive.

Clean the Air Conditioner

Air conditioners are the most important during summer. You would already have AC in your car, but it was probably not used as much in the winter. See if it’s working properly; otherwise, consider installing new AC. If it’s already fine, you should clean it or get a service. Make sure you change the air filters, even if nothing else. If you buy washable filters for air conditioners, they will save you money in the long run.

Get the Car Battery Tested

You would not hate anything more than your car AC stopping to work in the middle of a long drive. The car can get really hot from the inside when you are driving in the sunlight. You don’t usually realize it because the AC is running the whole time. It can be really difficult to spend even a minute inside when there is cooling. If you have to go on a long drive and the batteries ran out, you will have a very difficult time. That’s why you should get your car battery tested for its health and know when you charge it.

Install Windows Tint

Tints have many benefits. It gives you privacy, makes the car look cool, and it save you and everybody in the car from the dangerous UV rays of the sun. Make sure you first study the laws about window tints in your area. Dark tints are usually not allowed on the windscreen, but you can install them on other windows. Once you are clear about the rules, investing in window tinting is not something you will regret.

Make a Habit of Checking Tires

The air pressure in tires keeps changing in the summer. It’s not safe to drive with uneven tires or low air pressure. Before you go out for any drive, check the air in tires and keep it at a recommended level for your vehicle. You can buy a tire pressure gauge to make this process easier and more efficient for you, although most people can tell the pressure just by looking at the tire. If there is a significant change that you should worry about, you will notice it.

Change Oil More Frequently

The engine gets easily heat up when it’s hot outside. This increases engine oil consumption. You should check the oil before the date it is supposed to change and note down the days it lasted. It will give you an idea of when you should change it. It will damage the engine if you keep driving with burned oil.

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