It’s that time of year again – summer is edging closer, and all we want to do is hide away in the comfort of the air-con. Life goes on though, as is necessary, and if there’s one you need to keep in check in the heat, it’s your car.
There’s nothing more important than being prepared when it comes to safety, so here’s 5 ways to be car prepared this summer…
1. Always bring water.
We all know the importance of keeping hydrated, especially in the summer. Safety is paramount at all times, so it’s best to keep a bottle of water handy. You don’t have to keep heaps, obviously more is better, but a 2 litre is sufficient.
Don’t be the one who gets caught out, because you never know when it’ll be you with the bonnet up on the side of a lonely stretch of road.
2. Make sure your tyres are at the correct pressure.
We can’t stress the importance of tyre pressure enough. If the pressure’s too low, there’s too much surface are on the road and you risk a rupture. If the pressure’s too high, there’s too little surface area on the road, which can make the car bounce around.
Always keep your tyres at the correct pressure. In most cars, there’s a sticker inside the driver’s door that tells you the correct tyre pressure. If you’re unsure at all, it’s best to take your car to a professional.
3. Check oil and coolant levels.
This is to ensure that your car doesn’t overheat.
You can check the levels by looking at the dipsticks in the engine bay. If you are unsure how to do this, then take your car to a professional.
4. Get your air-con checked.
No one wants to be stuck in a sweltering car, especially in 40+ degree heat.
Take your car to a mechanic or auto electric specialist and get your air-con checked out. It’s cheap to have it re-gassed and you’ll thank yourself for being prepared.
5. Have your car serviced.
For peace of mind, the best option is to let a professional handle everything.
You can get your car serviced pretty cheaply these days, and you know everything’s in check.