We all love the summer’s pleasant weather conditions; however, it does come with its own set of challenges. While weather conditions can be unpredictable and increase your risk for accidents, there are some important ways you can beat the heat with these summer safety car insurance tips.
1. Excessive summer heat can cause battery fluid to evaporate, causing a malfunction in the charging system. This can potentially destroy the battery. Fill coolant, transmission, differential, power steering, and brake fluids to suggested levels.
2. Have your car inspected for safety and serviced before you head out on a summer road trip. Many technicians recommend an oil change every 3,000 miles, and air conditioning units should be serviced every three years or as needed. Also check your hoses for cracks, leaks, and loose connections.
3. Summer heat can be very tough on your tires. Tire pressure changes with rising temperatures, and under or over-inflated tires put you at risk for accidents, blowouts, and flats. Check your tires on a regular basis during the summer months. Properly inflated tires increase your vehicle’s fuel efficiency so this will help you save money at the pump as well.