Summer Car Care Tips
Summer is just about upon us and because of that you should do some things to make sure that your car is all set for the hot season! Here are those things:
Check your air conditioning– This is essential. You do not want to be driving around all summer with air conditioning that does not work. You want your air conditioning to be blowing cold air to keep you and your passengers comfortable. If you are having a problem with your air conditioning take it to the team at a local car dealer, Hyundai of White Plains in White Plains, NY. They can take a look at it. They will determine if the air conditioning’s refrigerant charge is low or if the air conditioning is leaking.
Check your cooling fan– You may not have to use it very much, but like your air conditioning you should be checking this. When you turn the air conditioner on to MAX your cooling fan should come on. If the cooling fan doesn’t work then that means you could have a defective fan motor, or you may have an electrical or relay problem.
Check your battery– Not many batteries last for longer than five years or so. Hot weather is hard on car batteries because hot temperatures cause the battery’s electrolyte to evaporate quickly.
Get a sun shade– If you car does not already have sun shades then you should consider getting them. If you have to park your car in direct sunlight then sun shades are great to have to ensure that the car’s interior does not get too hot. If you know it is not going to rain then feel free to leave your car’s windows cracked a little bit if it makes you feel more comfortable.
Check your wiper blades– Over the winter months your wiper blades work hard to make it so that you can see out of your vehicle. You will want to make sure your wiper blades will do their job when it comes to summer showers!
Bring water– It is only natural to get dehydrated during the summer months, and that’s especially true when you are sitting in a car in the sun. Water is the healthiest way to keep yourself hydrated because it is not full of sugar, and you will get thirsty, and cranky, while sitting in traffic without a way to hydrate yourself. You will also want that water as a drinking source if you are stuck outside of your car if it breaks down on a hot day.
Plan for early morning or late evening trips– Running your car in the heat of the day can make it difficult for your car’s engine. Instead, driving in the early morning or late evening is best.
Never leave children or pets in the car– If you wouldn’t want to stay in that hot car yourself then don’t make your kids or pet do it. If you feel that you have no other option than to leave them in the car, then make arrangements for their care before you hit the road.
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