Hot Weather Increases Vehicle Damage
Skyrocketing summer temperatures can cause drivers unexpected problems with their vehicles. Preventative maintenance is crucial to avoid costly repairs for vehicle damage caused by extreme heat. “With the heat, if you have an oil leak onto an exhaust manifold, it could produce an engine fire very fast,” said Purrfect Auto mechanic Patrick Mowery. Follow these tips from mynews3.com to prepare your vehicle for extreme summer heat.
- Get your oil changed regularly, about every 3,000 miles. This also allows the auto shop to check for other problems with your vehicle in the excessive heat.
- Check your tire treads. Summer tears ups tires. Replace or rotate your tires when necessary.
- Check your tire pressure. Correct inflation is also very important. If your tires are above the recommended pressure, the tires are at risk for popping. Use the label on the inside of your vehicle’s door to tell you the correct tire pressure. Remember, that if you are under pressure you are running the risk of poor gas mileage.
- Check your battery for acid leaks. You may be able to see the battery acid from the heat. Replace the battery if needed.
Following these tips and properly maintaining your car is a good way to prevent heat-related vehicle problems. Avoid summer maintenance headaches and improve the life of your vehicle with the help of Mancari’s Service Center.