Summerâ€™s here and for a majority of Indians it means soaring temperatures and oppressive heat. Itâ€™s also the time when the long winding roads beckon you to your favorite hill stations or a weekend break to the nearest mountains. Either way, you will need to have your car in top shape, because just as you get affected with rising temperatures, so does your car. So itâ€™s important that you take some simple steps to make driving in the summers a safe and enjoyable experience.
Here are some tips to help you keep your cool.
Service your vehicle
In hot climates, you car needs special care. Checking on your oil quality and levels as well as fan belt checks are a must. Also, batteries dry up faster in the heat, so make sure you top them up.
Check your tyres
Driving in the summer heat increases the pressure in tyres, so do ensure they are in good condition. Tyres that are excessively worn, need immediate replacement. Donâ€™t forget to get your tyres inflated to the correct pressure as recommended in your car manual and be sure your spare tyre is ready for a quick change.
Check your airconditioning
In summer, your car air-conditioner has to work a lot harder. Ensure that your AC gas is topped up. the cooling coil washed and cleaned and the vents and ducts unclogged, so that you wonâ€™t have to sit in the sweltering heat with no airconditioning.
Park in the shade
As much as possible, do try and park in a shaded spot. If you canâ€™t find a suitable spot, do try and park in a place where the sun wonâ€™t fall directly on the car all day.
Tinted windows or sunshades
The steering wheel and dashboard tend to heat up quickly. Using a certified window tint can reduce the heat as well as cutting done on harmful UV rays. You can also use removable sunshades for your side and front windshields, especially for long road trips.
Do remember you can keep your car almost like new with proper service and timely maintenance all the year around. The Chevrolet Promise offers our customers a one-time subsidized payment to avail free maintenance & service for the 3 years or 45,000 kilometers, whichever is earlier. It not only ensures the lowest possible cost of ownership and maintenance, but also covers all periodic maintenance services and running repairs including wear and tear of parts like clutch, brake pads, wipers, etc., keeping your car running like new for years to come.