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Tips To Protect Your Vehicle From Heat

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When it comes to weatherizing your automobile, it seems like cold winter conditions get all the attention. However, there are some critical things drivers can do to help their automobiles make it through the hot summer months.

The cooling system needs to be in tip-top shape to keep your auto running when it's hot outside, so frequently check that the coolant reservoir is full. To schedule a cooling system service, call I-86 Truck & Auto Repair at 716-665-2501.

If you find yourself in a traffic jam, be sure to leave distance between your car and the car in front of you. Being too close to another car can overburden the cooling system because of the hot exhaust emitted from the auto ahead.

The effect of heat on a car adds up, so there are essential systems and parts that need to be monitored periodically during the hot season. Belts and hoses are exceptionally susceptible to the effects of heat. Batteries that are more than a few years old may give you lots of problems as temperatures increase, so you may want to consider having your battery's charge checked.

Keep your tires inflated to the upper range that is recommended. Tires that are under-inflated have a greater likelihood of overheating which can cause blowouts. Make sure that you only check your tire pressure when the tires are cool.

Sun shades are nifty gadgets to keep your interior protected when your automobile is parked on sunny days. Don't have one? Take your time and find a shady parking spot. There are also products that can help protect your interior surfaces from the sun's harmful rays. Tinted windows will keep the interior of your automobile cooler and preserve the leather and vinyl in your car.

Make sure that your car's emergency kit has all of the necessary items, such as a first aid kit, tools, and traffic cones. Also, include special items that will help if you are ever stranded in hot weather. Bottled water is one of the most important things you can have when stranded in the heat, so don't skimp! And have some coolant and water for your thirsty car as well.