High temperatures during the summer takes a toll on all of us, your vehicle included.
Extreme heat can push a car past its limits, and that can lead to mechanical failures.
Here are our tips to keeping your car – and its passengers in good shape this summer:
Tires need to be checked regularly all year round. Ensure your tire pressures are correct (consult the manual for assistance), treads are free of stones, stray nails and the like, and they are generally in great shape – This means no cracks, plenty of thread depth. Lastly, ensure your spare tire is usable in case of emergencies.
Air conditioning is essential during the warmer months of the summer. If your vehicle has an older system, ensure you have a qualified mechanic check for leaks. Newer models have cabin air filters that clean the air entering the heating
and air conditioning system.
Oil & Essential Fluids
Ensure your oil & its filters are changed as specified in the vehicle manual (usually every 3,000 miles) Check other essential fluids like power-steering and windshield washer fluids regularly. This is the kind of maintenance your mechanic or dealership can handle.
Its crucial your vehicle’s engine belt is in good condition and at the right amount of tension. If you notice cracks in the belt or small pieces missing, then you need to replace the belt.
One of the most common cause of summer breakdowns is overheating. Ensure your vehicle’s cooling system is completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically.
Even with the best laid out preventive maintenance, summer breakdowns can still occur. It is best that drivers carry a well-stocked emergency kit in their cars. The kit should include water, non-perishable food items, first aid kit, flash lights and road flares.
Fair enough owning and maintaining a vehicle is not cheap but these tips are crucial to ensure your safety through the summer months. If you are in a position where the cost of summer maintenance for your vehicle is too costly for you; credit repaid experts at Canada Auto Experts help Canadians get the best rates on vehicles equipped to serve you well.
For more information on how you can get assistance with your automobile concerns, contact Canada Auto Experts at 1-855-550-5565 or visit website www.canadauto.ca.