The rise in the temperature during the summer season can create many problems on the road, while you are driving. It can affect both, the driver and the car. In order to keep your car in perfect running condition during summers, make sure you take it out to the mechanic for regular checkups. The tips given below will also help you to avoid some serious breakdowns during summers.
Check The Tyres-
Do check the air pressure of the tires and make sure there are no cracks or cuts, uneven surface and bald patches. Heat causes the rubber to get damaged which in results in punctures. Always re check the spare tire in the back boot of your car before heading out in order to avoid problems on your way.
Note Fluid Levels-
Counter check the coolant level regularly and top up whenever needed. If you want to avoid your car engine from overheating, check if the coolant fan is in proper working order, if not, the temperature of the engine will rise and affects the working of the car. It’s also recommended to check the brake oil, engine oil and power steering fluid before going for a long journey.
Take a Break-
After hitting the road, do not push yourself to drive more, if you feel like too exhausted or drowsy, take a break. Long drives can make you exhausted sometimes, especially in summers. Turn up that radio and try to focus on the road. But it’s wise to stop on your way after every two hours’ drive.
Turn on the Air conditioner-
Switch that air conditioning system in your car. It will help you to ease up and will make the temperature in the car better. Currently, all cars have an air conditioning system already installed, but few older models don’t have one. It consumes a lot of fuel so do not keep it on for too long either. Do you’re your car out at the mechanics of the service of the air conditioning system regularly, if you want to keep the system efficient and effective.
Try to Park the Car in Shade-
In summers it’s advisable to park your vehicle in the shade, this way you will be able to protect your car from the direct exposure of sun. Try finding a shady spot, and use windscreen shades to help lower the temperature. When you return to your car, open all doors and let the temperature in the car cool down. This will make the car interior cool so that the air conditioner will also work properly.
The problem faced my almost everyone in the summers during driving, is the glare of the sun. If you want to avoid it, try using sun glasses or shades. Keep a pair of shades in the car and put them on while driving. If you want to improve the vision, cleaning the windscreen of your car would also help. Replacing the worn or damaged wipers on the car screen will also help in clearing the vision.
Drink a lot of Water-
Your body is more important than the vehicle you are driving. During the journey keep a cool water bottle with you in the car. This will keep you hydrated and fresh. And will save you from the scorching heat.
Due to the rise in temperature and direct exposure to the sunlight, chances are the interior of your car will be extra hot. It’s better to wear gloves while holding that steering, which might damage your skin. Do not forget to apply a sunscreen crème or lotion before going out in hot summer days.