Summer is officially here, and we have already seen some soaring temperatures. Records have been smashed and the peak of the summer weather isn’t even here yet. The summer heat doesn’t just impact on us, it takes its toll on vehicles too. If you have ever gotten into your car to try and figure out how to touch the steering wheel without getting third degree burns, imagine what it’s like in your engine bay.
You don’t have to suffer an overheated car this summer, with our tips for keeping your car cool, you’ll be able to protect your car and prolong the life of many of its components.
The exterior of your car is the first to suffer when exposed to the elements. So, if you can, avoid parking your car in direct sunlight, especially during the middle of the day. If its unavoidable, there are some great products on the market to protect the paint on your vehicle, so a little research here, could be beneficial for years.
Sun exposure can also damage your interior, whether it be patchy fading of your upholstery or drying out your dashboard, which can lead to cracking. Sun shades can do wonders for protecting the interior of your vehicle, as well as professional tinting of the windows.
If you prefer air conditioning to having the windows down, you are about to put your air conditioning system through the roughest part of the year. Make sure you regularly have your air conditioning serviced, your refrigerant topped up and all your vents are clean and clear.
This is a no brainer. Ensuring your vehicle is properly maintained and serviced ensures no unnecessary strain is put on the engine during the hot days. Ensuring the oil, and other engine fluids are regularly topped up will assist in keeping your engine temperature under control. Especially if you are off on a road trip this summer, ensure your servicing is up to date or schedule a special service, remember Perth Mobile Mechanics will come to you, just to be on the safe side.
Australia is known for its wild extremes, searing heat during the day, followed by powerful storms are a regular occurrence, so make sure you are not caught in the middle without properly working wiper blades.
We can try to mitigate all of the above and prepare ourselves and our vehicles for the harsh Australian summer, but sometimes even the best preparation isn’t enough. Make sure you have your spare tyre inflated, water bottles and spare towels in the car and a good roadside assistance plan.
John and the team have over 20 years’ experience handling all things vehicle mechanics. You can’t go wrong with our extensive suite of services; from aircon to auto electrical and logbook servicing along with everything in between. We come to you, so you don’t have to worry about transport issues when you aren’t close to the mechanic and we service vehicles from the family car to the tradesman ute to small trucks and 4WD. Call today on 0429 389 369 to find out more.