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Summer Car Care Tips

27 June 2023

Summer Car Care Tips

Taking care of your car during the summer months is essential to keep it running smoothly and to prevent any issues that may arise due to the heat. So, with the bout of hot weather firmly upon us, here are some summer car care tips:

Test the air conditioning system: Ensure that your car's air conditioning system is in proper working order before the summer heat hits. Check for any leaks, strange noises, or weak airflow. If you notice any issues, give us a call and book an appointment to have it looked at by one of our experts.

Check the coolant: Ensure that your car's coolant levels are adequate, and the mixture is suitable for the summer temperatures. Coolant helps regulate the engine's temperature and prevents it from overheating.

Inspect the wipers: Summer storms can bring sudden downpours, so it's important to have properly functioning wiper blades. Check for any signs of damage or deterioration and replace them if needed.

Carry emergency supplies: Keep essential items like a spare tyre, jack, jump leads, a torch and a first aid kit in your car. Additionally, consider carrying extra water and non-perishable snacks in case you get caught out in long queues.

Protect the interior: To prevent your car's interior from getting excessively hot, park in shaded areas or use windshield sunshades. Consider using seat covers or window tinting to protect the seats and reduce the heat inside the car.

Check the brakes: Ensure that your car's braking system is in optimal condition. Listen for any unusual noises or vibrations while braking and have the brake pads, rotors, and brake fluid checked if needed.

Check the battery: High temperatures can be hard on car batteries, so it's essential to inspect the battery and its connections. Clean any corrosion, tighten loose connections, and consider having the battery tested to ensure it's in good condition. If in doubt, get it checked by our experience technicians.

Maintain proper engine oil levels: Engine oil plays a crucial role in lubricating and cooling the engine. Check the oil levels regularly and top up if necessary. Also, consider changing the oil if you haven't done so in a while, following the manufacturer's recommendations, or bring it in for us to do.

Keep the car clean: Regularly wash your car to remove dirt, dust, and debris that can accumulate during the summer. Additionally, applying a coat of wax can help protect the paint from the sun's UV rays.

Remember, regular maintenance and proactive care can help keep your car in good shape during the summer months. If you're unsure about any specific maintenance tasks, consult your car's owner manual or get in touch.

To book your car in for a service, you can now book online. Or, to get in touch with any other queries please contact Jaguar Land Rover Boston 01205 722110 on or Land Rover Market Rasen on 01673 842101.