Preparing Your Car for Extreme Heat

June 11th, 2020 by

It seems like spring transitioned to summer overnight in Illinois, and while we are enjoying the warmer temperatures, it’s important that we prepare our vehicles as well. Car owners are well aware of the danger that comes with frigid temperatures in the winter, but in reality, summer can be just as difficult on your vehicle. Help extend the lifespan of your vehicle by checking on the following.

Check the Tire Pressure

Drastic temperature changes can take a toll on your car’s tire pressure, causing major fluctuations with little notices. Simply checking on your car’s tire pressure before you drive in extreme heat can alert you to uneven wear and tear. Plus, remember that if you have summer tires, now is a great time to make the switch.

Top Off Coolant Levels

Your car’s radiator needs to have a sufficient amount of coolant to keep the gauge on the dashboard at the proper level. Cars that are running too hot could mean that coolant levels are low. Our Nissan dealership near Elgin is happy to top off your car if needed.

Test the Battery

Car batteries have the potential to fail regardless of the time of year. However, extreme heat can make your battery die even quicker. A simple battery check is easy to complete and can make a huge difference in your driving experience this summer.

Check for First Aid Supplies

In the case of an emergency, you want to be prepared. Essentials that you should always have in your car include extra drinking water, a phone charger, a first aid kit and flares. Peace of mind is priceless!

A small amount of preparation can go a long way when it comes to the lifespan of your car. Visit our Service Department at Hawk Nissan of St. Charles for a quick checkup before you hit the road this summer.

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