Summer is here, and with warm weather comes a new set of operating conditions for your car! Here are a few tips to keep your car running great all summer long:
- Don't leave your car idling for long periods. Your radiator fan may not keep up with the engine cooling needs on a hot day and you risk overheating your engine
- Have your belts and hoses checked. Warm weather is hard on rubber components and can cause accelerated wear. This can lead to broken belts and leaking hoses.
- Don't leave children or pets in a sealed vehicle. On a warm day the interior of your vehicle can reach 130 degrees in only a few minutes, cause heat stroke and even death in children and animals.
- Have your fluids checked. Coolant and oil levels are key to keeping your engine running at the proper temperature and increase the life of your vehicle!