As the temperature in Sugar Land continues to rise, it’s tempting to put your feet up and bask in the summer rays. However, the warm weather means you need to keep a close eye on your vehicle, as maintenance needs fluctuate with the thermometer. Here are some of our best tips for summer car care.
Keep an Eye on Fluids
A breakdown is never fun, but it’s even less so when you’re stuck in the hot summer sun. That’s why it’s vital to make sure that all of your vehicle’s essential fluids are topped off and fresh. Make sure to closely monitor engine oil, power steering and brake fluids, and radiator coolant.
Check Your Tires
You never want to drive on underinflated tires, but doing so in the Sugar Land heat is especially dangerous. If they don’t have enough air in them, the combination of low pressure and high temperatures puts you at increased risk of a blowout. Make sure to keep your tires inflated to the level specified in your owner’s manual.
Don’t underestimate the importance of staying comfortable on the road, especially if you have children, friends, or pets in the car with you. Not only will keeping your air conditioning system fully charged stop you from dehydrating while you drive, it can help keep reduce fatigue and keep you alert and aware of your surroundings.
If your vehicle needs service before you set off on a road trip across Texas, don’t hesitate to set up an appointment with the service experts at West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land.