Summertime Dos and Don’ts For Your Car
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8 Ways to Protect Your Vehicle from the Scorching Heat
Your car needs to be maintained for every season. Each shift in temperature could mean different challenges for your auto, especially if you have an older car. Even if you have a newer model, you should still be mindful of the things that could damage your car no matter how small they may be. This way, you’ll be able to avoid hefty repair costs.
With the start of summer, here are some of the things that you should do and shouldn’t do to your car.
1. Do: Perform regular maintenance checks.
Check your tire pressure and condition. Look out for damaged hoses and cables. Check your AC and wipers. Flush out your old coolant and replace it with a new one. Check your engine and battery. This will ensure that your car is in good shape whenever you need to drive it.
2. Don’t: Don’t leave your pet in the car.
Don’t leave your furry friend in the car, even if you leave the window partially open. The summer temperature can reach 140°F and could prove to be dangerous to animals confined in a small space for an extended period. Some animals can die from extreme heat.
3. Do: Fit your car with a sunshade.
Sunshades can help protect the interior of your car from the scorching heat because of their reflective surface. This will keep your car’s interior significantly cooler and also protect the hood from UV rays.
4. Don’t: Leave water bottles/food in the car.
Leaving plastic water bottles in the car and exposing them to the summer heat can cause chemicals to leech into your water and cause you to get sick. Rather than purchase water in single-use plastics, opt for a reusable water bottle that you can carry with you wherever you go. In the same vein, don’t leave food in your car because it could leave a mess or, worse, get spoiled.
5. Do: Wax your car.
The extra effort of waxing your car will be worth it during summer since this will protect your car’s paint and clear coat. The high temperature is pretty harsh on your car’s exterior.
6. Don’t: Turn on the AC in extremely hot weather.
While the AC can cool you off during summer, it also adds additional strain on your engine. If you’re driving in extremely hot weather, give your engine a break so it won’t overheat. Open the window and leave the AC off.
7. Do: Leave your window slightly open to reduce temperature.
Leave a small opening on your window before leaving your car to allow air to circulate and reduce the temperature inside. It’s something you need to do if you don’t want your car to feel like the inside of a microwave when you get back. However, only do this in a safe place like in your garage or a secured building parking space to guard against theft.
8. Don’t: Drive on winter tires.
They are called winter tires for a reason and the start of summer means you need to switch back to regular or all-season tires. Winter tires are made of a much softer tread compound that stays soft in cold weather, giving them better traction during winter. What makes them effective during the winter is also the same reason they’re vulnerable to summer weather conditions.
Thinking of the Best Way to Dispose of Your Old Van?
Has your van conked out on you more times than you can count? Are you suffering from a mountain of repair bills from trying to save your decades-old vehicle? Have you been thinking of selling it, but you just don’t have the time? Here’s a practical option: Donate it to us at Breast Cancer Car Donations.
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To learn more about our vehicle donation program, including our quick and easy donation process, head over to our FAQs page. If you have any concerns or questions, call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 866-540-5069 or leave us a message here.
Give That Old Vehicle a New and Worthy Purpose Today!
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