Guides to winterize a vehicle pop up with a great deal of regularity. Summer also presents lots of reasons to prepare your vehicle, however. After all, the last thing anyone wants is a breakdown while in the middle of a summer road trip. Pursue the suggestions written below, and you’ll have a vehicle made completely summer ready.
Air Conditioning and Cooling System
You use your air conditioning more in summer than any other season. If your system regularly struggles, then summer could make it fail definitively. Do yourself a favor, and have the system reviewed at a professional shop. The same goes for your car’s cooling system. An overheated car actually creates more breakdowns than anything else. As a general rule of thumb, you’ll want to have your cooling system flushed and refilled every couple years.
A blowout can also lead to an abrupt end to summer road trip fun. Check the treads and sidewall closely for wear and cuts. Even a minor spot of damage can quickly develop into a blowout. You should also have your tires rotated every 5,000 miles, If your tires look a little bald, get them replaced before a major trip.
Nothing makes your car more summer ready and prepared for road trips than a well-stocked emergency kit. You can use a plastic tub for your kit, and store it in your trunk for emergencies. The kit should contain first-aid supplies, a flashlight, cell phone charger, blankets, water, and non-perishable snacks. You should also consider the purchase of a gas container.