As the warmer months approach, many car owners are getting ready to hit the road for summer road trips and vacations.

  1. Check your coolant: As temperatures rise, your engine may be prone to overheating. Make sure your coolant is at the appropriate level and that it’s the right type for your vehicle.
  2. Inspect your tires: Hot weather can cause tire pressure to increase, so check your tire pressure regularly and make sure they are properly inflated. Also, inspect your tires for any signs of wear and tear.
  3. Keep your car hydrated: Just like you, your car needs to stay hydrated during hot weather. Check your windshield washer fluid level and keep it topped up to ensure clear visibility.
  4. Check your air conditioning: Make sure your car’s air conditioning system is working properly before the hot weather arrives. If it’s not, get it serviced to avoid uncomfortable drives during the warm months.
  5. Park in the shade: Whenever possible, park your car in the shade to prevent the interior from becoming too hot. You can also use a windshield sunshade to block out the sun’s rays.
  6. Be mindful of hot pavement: In the summer, pavement can get extremely hot, which can cause your tires to wear out faster. Avoid sudden, sharp turns and excessive braking to minimize wear on your tires.
  7. Stay hydrated: As a driver, it’s important to stay hydrated during hot weather. Keep a supply of water in your vehicle to ensure you stay hydrated and alert while driving.
  8. Be cautious of wildlife: Warm weather means increased wildlife activity, so be extra cautious for animals crossing the road, especially during dusk and dawn when they are more active.
  9. Use sun protection: Protect yourself and your passengers from the sun’s harmful UV rays by using sunscreen, wearing sunglasses, and using window shades to block out the sun.
  10. Plan for longer travel times: During the warm months, roads can be more congested due to increased travel and summer road trips. Plan for longer travel times, be patient, and avoid aggressive driving.

Remember, proper preparation is key to safe and enjoyable driving during the warm months. Stay vigilant, keep your vehicle in good condition, and take precautions to stay safe in hot weather conditions. Happy driving!