It's easy to put your car-care regimen on autopilot while you're enjoying the carefree lifestyle of summer. However, due to the severe temperatures that summer brings, your car will require some TLC to make it through the summer months. Make sure your vehicle is prepared for all of your summer getaways and road excursions. What can you do to protect your vehicle from succumbing to the summer heat?

Make Time to Examine Your Tyres 

Before going on road trips in summer, make sure to inspect your tyres. Excessive tread wear, uneven wear and sidewall bulges should all be looked for. All of these signs suggest that you should change your tyres before driving on the highway. Driving on worn tyres is quite dangerous. You'll have poor handling and braking, and they are more prone to blow out, endangering you and your passengers. Make sure your tyres are not under or overinflated by checking their pressure. On those lengthy trips, this will help you to get the most mileage out of your tank. 

Your Brakes Are Your Livelihood 

You rely on your brakes every time you get behind the wheel. Keep a close eye on the condition of your brakes as the days get hotter. Rectify any issues you identify as soon as possible. If your brakes aren't stopping as well as they used to, or if you hear grinding, screaming or growling noises, it's time for a brake inspection. To keep you safe on the road, a technician will be able to identify and remedy the problem.

Make Sure Your Fluids are at the Right Level

To avoid an expensive breakdown, check the levels of your fluids: start with the antifreeze. With the hot summer temperatures, double-check not just the coolant level, but also the water-coolant mix. A specialist can assess your cooling system to see if it's up to the task of coping with the heat. Then, on flat ground, check your oil. You're ready to go if the colour and level look to be fine. If your oil is black and unclean, or if it's low, get it changed before you hit the road. Check the transmission, brakes, and power steering fluids as well.

Keep the Dirt at Bay 

Your car's enemy is dirt, dust and other contaminants. Make sure your engine and cabin air filters are both clean and effective at keeping dirt out. Visually check both filters and replace the one that is overly unclean with a fresh one. A clogged cabin air filter can limit the efficacy of your heating and air conditioning system and generate musty odours within your car.

Is the Air Conditioning is Working?

Nothing is more uncomfortable than being stuck in a hot car with no air conditioning. Before it starts to heat up, take some time to test your vehicle's air conditioning. Pick up a can of refrigerant from your local auto parts shop to give your air conditioning system a boost. If it doesn't work, a visit to a reputable technician to diagnose the problem may be required.

Increase Your Visibility

To stay safe on the road, you must be able to see clearly and ensure that other drivers can see you. To improve visibility, check your windshield wipers and lights. Examine your wiper blades. Any cracks, splits or tears should be fixed as soon as possible. When your wipers get damaged, you won't be able to get a clear, consistent wipe when you need it the most. Make certain that all of your lights are operational. Replace any that are burnt out or appear to be weak.

To properly care for your vehicle, we advise that you follow the tips listed above. These techniques can save you time and effort while you maintain your vehicle in the sweltering heat. You should also seek summer car safety guidelines and some basic car maintenance ideas to maintain your vehicle in good working order when the weather changes.