It’s summer, and in the next few weeks many of us will be heading out for a much-needed vacay. Whether you are headed to the beach, the cottage, or the mountains, if you are taking your car on your upcoming vacation you will want to make sure that your vehicle is in great shape. Summer heat can be hard on your vehicle, so here are some tips to ensure that it remains in great condition.
Make sure your engine stays cool
The heat is the most dangerous part of summer for your vehicle. A lack of coolant in your engine can cause it to overheat in intense heat. To make sure that your vehicle is in great condition when you hit the road, especially if it is very hot outside, you should have it inspected and serviced before you go.
Make sure your tires are in good condition
The importance of summer tires cannot be overstated. If you do not properly inflate your summer tires, they will wear prematurely as well as increase your fuel consumption. Moreover, it is much easier to aquaplane on worn tires. Basically, make sure your tires are properly inflated and in good condition.
Make sure your paint is protected
To protect your vehicle’s paint, you should keep it out of the sun as much as possible. Also, installing a protective film will protect your paint from chips and scratches by deflecting rocks off of it. In simple terms, if you are heading out on the road, you want to make sure there’s a layer of protection between your vehicle’s paint and the rocks that are coming towards it. And, you want to make sure you stay out of the sun.
Come see us today so we can help you prepare your vehicle for the summer. In addition to service and maintenance, we offer a wide range of products and services for every type of vehicle. Get in touch with us today to learn more.