Make Sure Your Car is Ready For Summer Heat

Plenty of people prepare their cars ready for extremely cold temperatures to make sure they are safe on slick roads and that they will be warm enough. What about summer, though? Making sure your car is up to the test of the US during summertime is just as important as the winter.

Check the Brakes

When your vehicle has been through a frigid winter, it is a good idea to have your car’s brake’s inspected before the summer heat begins. Signs of excessive wear include screeching, grinding, and chatter or squeal. If you notice these sounds, you should take your car in or make an appointment with a mechanic to get new brakes.

Protect Interiors From the Sun

You know when you go out for a day of fun and by the time you get back to your car you’re wiped out and want a nice ride home? Well, as you open the door you get blasted with hot air and all of the vinyl is boiling hot. In direct sunlight and excessive heat, seats, steering wheels, and interiors of car doors can crack, fade, and burn you. A good idea is to apply a protectant to your car’s vinyl surfaces to prevent sun damage and maybe get a reflector to put in the windshield.

Get an Oil Change

During the summer, synthetic oils are the best bet for your car’s engine because they are designed to protect the engine in hot weather. In turn, this will make your engine more efficient and reduce oil consumption.

Check all of the fluids

During the winter months, your engine’s fluids can get depleted. So, check the levels of fluids, including transmission, brake, windshield washer, and power steering fluid, ensuring your car is ready for summer.

If you would like to know more about vehicle maintenance, contact the experts at Performance Auto at (334) 245-6600 today.

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  1. most important thing is the break off your car due to hot summer there is a chance slip

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