Humidity is something inevitable during summer. As summer is fast approaching, we have to protect our car. Here are some list that would help you enjoy a road trip during summer.
1.Clean the battery
The temperature during summer can speed up the chemical reaction inside a battery, causing the battery to be overcharged. With this it will shorten the lifespan of your battery. Heat can also damage the battery by evaporating internal battery fluid. To avoid this damage to your battery, regularly detach its cables and wipe off the terminals. Be sure the battery is strapped down tightly and that all connections are secure. If you suspect that your battery is being overcharged or isn't holding a charge well, take it to a service center where they can run a quick battery inspection.
2.Protect the paint
In order to protect your car paint. Park your car in a shaded area as possible. The body paint of the car is what suffers the most under the scorching sunlight. Regularly wax your vehicle using a polish with UV protection to reduce sun damage and paint fading. Put in a sunshade that keeps sunlight from coming in the windshield can reduce fading, drying and cracking inside your vehicle, and keep you cooler when you sit down behind the wheel.
3.Check the air-pressure in tyres regularly
As the outside temperature arises, the air in your car's tyres expands. Checking your tyre pressure when the tyres are at a normal temperature is a good thing to do. Be sure to use the proper tyre pressure for your car, not the maximum pressure. Check the recommended tyre pressure.
4.Check your cars fluids
The summer heat adds high temperatures under the hood of your car. Apart from the motor oil and windshield washer fluid. We also should be particularly careful about the coolant. With this never open the radiator cap or coolant tank lid when the engine is hot!
5.Fuel economy check
One of the most summer effects on your car is lowered fuel economy. To keep a check on your fuel returns, schedule periodic maintenance drills like oil and filter changes and inspection or replacement of the air cleaner and fuel filters. These are essential to the durability of your engine in the long term, but neglecting them will cause poor fuel economy in the short term.
6.Maintain the air-conditioning
It will all boil down to the air conditioning of your car on a hot sunny day. According to experts, the best way to determine if your air conditioner has a problem is if it can't generate or maintain air temperatures that are 10 degrees Celsius below the outside air temperature. The common cause of a malfunctioning air conditioning unit is a low level of refrigerant. Check for leakages.
Let’s make the most this summer !!!