With the summer (supposedly) here, the warmer weather and longer days are the perfect time to jump in the car for an adventure.
However, before you set off on your journey, ensure you and your family are safe by following our 5 simple steps to preparing your car for summer.
Check your tyres are safe
Poorly inflated tyres not only cost you more in petrol due to the heightened pressure on your engine but also put your safety at risk, as your breaking distance may be longer. It’s also worth checking the tread on your tyres at the same time because if you fall below the legal tread depth you could face a fine.
If you’re not sure if your tyres are in the correct condition, pop into Sunrise Service Centre in Blandford and our experienced mechanics will be happy to help.
Top up your car fluids
Make sure all the essential fluids in your car are at their proper level including the oil, brake fluid, windscreen wiper fluid and coolant (this is particularly important in hot weather).
Recharge your air conditioning
There’s nothing worse than being stuck inside a hot car on a summer’s day. Keep cool by ensuring your air conditioning is working properly before you start your journey.
Invest in new wipers
Living in the UK means we are subject to frequent summer showers, so it is important to check your windscreen wipers work well so you don’t get caught out. As well as emitting an awful squeaking noise, worn wipers are ineffective at clearing your windscreen, reducing your visibility and endangering yourself and other road users.
Prepare an emergency kit
You never know what a car journey will bring so it’s a good idea to stow an emergency kit in your vehicle. Make sure to include water, blankets and food as well as other items such as a torch, map, medicine and a portable mobile phone charger.
If you have any questions on how to prepare your car for the summer months or need help with your car, pop in or contact us today on 01258 459 798 and our experienced team will be happy to help.
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