Just as winter affects your car, summer and its extreme heat (especially in Arizona) play a big role in the impact on your ride. From battery failures to tire pressure changes and more, the hot summer months are sure to affect your vehicle. Like every good vehicle owner who wants their car to last a long time, you need to be vigilant about possible problems with a summer car.
In this article, the Performance Muffler team will identify some of the issues that most vehicle owners will face during the grueling hot summer. More importantly, we'll give you tips to help keep you and your family safe during the heatwave. And, as always, if you ever suspect you have a problem with your car, feel free to contact our experienced team for a free quote.
Most people may not be aware of this, but extreme heat can cause car battery problems. Chemical processes are slowed down by heat, so it can be difficult for your battery to hold a charge and produce enough power. In addition, battery fluid may evaporate faster from heat. Therefore, we recommend checking the battery life periodically and carrying connection cables with you in case you need a quick start.
People often get ready to check their tire pressure during the winter months, but the truth is that all changes in temperature affect tire pressure. When tire pressure decreases, the tires wear unevenly and possibly burst. That's why you should have a pressure gauge and a portable air compressor to fix any tire pressure problems.
Car starting problems
In extreme heat, your car may also have difficulty starting due to fuel problems. Fuel does not circulate well when the engine is too hot. A few simple tricks will help you prevent this problem. If you park your car in a garage or in the shade, it will be much cooler. In addition, maintaining your vehicle's coolants and fluids will ensure it runs properly despite the heat.
With the onset of summer, driving becomes more active. And with more driving activity, the chances of a cracked windshield increase. Once your car's windshield develops a crack, extreme heat (combined with temperature changes in the shade or at night) will exacerbate the problem. This leads to the fact that in summer the crack expands faster. Be careful while driving this summer and repair any dent or crack in your windshield quickly.
Other valuable summer tips for your car
Be aware of oil changes. The oil in your engine can thin out when the weather is very hot. So this means your car will have increased friction and potential engine damage as a result. As a general rule, you should change the oil in your car every 5,000 to 7,5000 miles. But this is especially important when the weather changes and we experience hotter days. If you also need help checking the oil in your car, we offer help here on the blog.
Add liquid. Fluids for your car not only lubricate, but also help keep it cool. Continuous replenishment of fluids will reduce the chance of overheating or breakdown. There are many fluids to be aware of, including brake fluid, transmission fluid, coolant, and windshield washer fluid.
Pay attention to your car's air conditioner. While not critical to your car's performance, a faulty or broken AC system can make any summer ride hot and uncomfortable. Check how your system works when you have free time so that one day in July you don't get stuck in traffic when the weather hits triple digits.
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