Preparing your car for the summer weather is an important aspect of its longevity!
Going from cold to hot, or vice versa, is not good for anything that is made of matter. This narrows down those things, to nearly everything you’ve ever interacted with. Of these things, your car is one that suffers the most when it comes to the changing of seasons. Warm pavement, friction, the hot sun all add up and cause some real damage to your car if not taken care of in the right way. Here are two tips in which you can prepare your car for the summer and combat the effects of the climate.
1. Checking the tires.
Snow tires are essential in the winter, but they’re of no help in the summer months. In fact, because winter tires have the extra grooves, you’ll actually wear them out faster in the summer because of the added traction that is created with tire and pavement.
Regardless on your tire policy, it’s important to keep the air pressure in check. Improperly inflated tires can overheat and potentially lead to a blowout while you’re in the middle of the highway. Now you have no tire, and have to become a major inconvenience for everyone else that was behind you.
2. Checking the air conditioning system
Imagine being trapped in a sweat lodge, where even the breeze somehow manages to make you even hotter. That’s what it’s like driving around in a car whose air conditioning does not work. It’s torture for you and your passengers. If your A/C system does cool, make sure there are no strange noises or any aberrant odors emanate from the aperture.
Make sure that your summer starts off cool—both literally and figuratively—by ensuring your car is ready it. To get an auto insurance quote from Fox Insurance Agency in Beaverton, OR, call or use our free online service today.