Summer takes a toll on a lot of things, but don’t let it take a toll on your car. You most likely invested a lot of money into your vehicle. Because summer is in full swing, there are a few things you should do to ensure your car doesn’t feel the full effect of the sun.
1. Change your fluids - Make sure that your radiator is topped off with coolant, the wiper fluid is full, and make sure you change your oil and oil filter as suggested by the manufacturer. This ensures your engine stays cool and properly lubricated during the hot summer.
2. Wax your car - The sun can beat down on the clear coat and paint of your car. You can greatly extend the life of your paint and avoid sun damage by waxing your car with a UV blocking wax.
3. Keep your car cool - Keeping your car cool will preserve the interior and make it easier for you to get into your car. You can help keep your interior healthy by parking under shade whenever possible, and by using a sun visor for your windshield. This keeps the dash from drying out and cracking. Using special wipes for your vinyl helps preserve your interior as well.
4. Check your tire pressure -Before taking long trips make sure your tires are properly inflated. Having under inflated or over inflated tires increases the chances of blowing a tire, causing expensive damage to your vehicle and possibly injuries to you and your passengers. Pressure increases when the tires are hot, so make sure you check your tires when they are in a cool place. Also have your tires are rotated every 6,000 miles, this ensures that one tire does not overly ware and blowout on the road.
It does not take much to prepare your car for the hot New Mexico summer, so follow these few steps and your car will enjoy the summer just as much as you. And, take the extra step of protecting your car with Mechanical Repair Coverage from Sandia Area. Minimize the disruption of car repairs and get back to what really matters. Call ForeverCar at 866.890.2122, get a quote online, or visit a branch to learn more.
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