Car Maintenance Tips For Summer | Collab

May 23, 2017

Summer always means listening to the radio full blast and going on road trips with the windows rolled down and the wind in your hair. It’s so easy to get carried away when driving to the point where we don’t check up on our car because we’re busy. I’ve collaborated with Fife Autocentre in this post to guide you on how to maintain your motor and how to check your beloved wheels.

Batteries 

The worst thing that can happen to you this summer is planning a trip to the seaside and realising your battery has completely gone. No one wants to become another roadside statistic so get your free battery check and even if a new one is needed, do not worry. Fife Autocentres provide the world’s largest manufacturers in the business and have different options to suit your budget. So, you’ll still be able to buy that ice cream after all.

Tyres 

Tyres will be experiencing high temperatures on the roads in the summer time which can cause damage to weak spots. This means you’ve got a chance of getting a nasty puncture. Before setting off for your road trip, ensure that you check your tyres and the pressures on the vehicle! If you’re unsure about your tyres, then you can book your tyres online and have them fitted at a time that suits you. Perfect! To book cheap tyres in Glenrothes visit Fife Autocentre 

Brakes 

Brakes are one of the most important aspects of a car. Of course, you need to be confident that yours work efficiently. You need to be able to drive many miles with ease. As a new-to-be driver, I know how the anxieties of driving can get the better of you. So, it’s better to be safer than sorry, right? Not just for you, but also for your passengers.

Worrying signs 

Some key clues tell you when something is up with your motor. With the sun beaming down, your car is prone to overheating, but this could be something more serious. It’s essential to check the coolant reservoir, look for wet/white marks on the hoses and listen for the fan when the engine is idle. If you feel like something isn’t quite right, it’s important to have it looked at ASAP.

Of course, glare is going to be a common factor of summer. Remember to clean your windscreen regularly and repair any scratches and chips. Be a fashionista and wear non-light reactive sunglasses in order to drive safely.

Your car may seem more tired than usual but this is because the warmer air is making the engine struggle. On the other hand, make the most of your fuel by only turning on the air conditioning when windows and doors are closed and increase tyre pressure when carrying extra passengers.

So, get some amazing Instagram-worthy pics this summer and rock your favourite crop top & shorts. Just remember, stay safe and make memories.

Love,

Hope x

 

 

 

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