Summer is the season of long holidays and road trips. But before you venture out on the open road with your family and friends, make sure you follow these Summer Car Care Tips.
Check Radiator and Cooling: As the sun gets closer and the weather gets hotter we all must stay cooler in India. We drink water but our cars rely on their coolant systems to stay hydrated. The first thing to do is to check your vehicle coolant levels, then move onto to hoses and connection points. Make sure there are no leaks and the hoses are in good condition. Watch the water level to make sure it isn’t decreasing, if your vehicle overheats you need to have it inspected and diagnosed immediately. Keep a gallon of coolant and water in the vehicle for long road trips.
Check for Oil Changes: The oil in your vehicle should be changed every 5000kms. When you don’t change your car oil for long time, more dust gets ingested into the intake and deposits into the oil and enters into the engine. When dirt is in the oil it breaks down its viscosity and will eventually erode seals and piston rings if left unattended. With this, change the oil filter too.
Check for Air Filters: Change the air filter when you change the engine oil change. As air filters get dirty, tiny dust particles escape into the intake and find their way into the engine.
Check for AC: Check if your vehicle’s AC is functioning properly .The AC system is meant to be completely sealed and never leak, so if it is leaking it must be repaired asap. If you feel it’s not cooling properly, take it for service at once.
Check for Tires: Check your tires for wear and proper inflation. The contact pad of your tires should be square and not too narrow or bulging. Make sure the tires are wearing evenly. Be cautious of over-inflation as the increased temperature (~160F) of the asphalt on the highways will increase the PSI by about 10psi.
Check Engine Belts and Hoses: At every oil change, and before any long road trips, check the belts and hoses for wear and tear. Make sure the belts and hoses aren’t soft, torn, cracked, or blistered. It is better for your engine, to stay on top of them and change them before they fail.
Remember, when you take proper care of your vehicle, it will take care of you, and routine maintenance goes a long way to avoid costly repairs!
One more think clean and fresh car will make your road trips more exciting. So always book your Car Detailing with Exclusive Solitaire Detailers. We pamper your vehicle and you pamper your baby.
Happy summers and driving!