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3 Common Summer Vehicle Issues and How to Prevent Them!

Common Summer Vehicle Issues and Preventing Them 

Summer is here and with it comes a ton of issues that you might have to contend with, most of them come from heat. The heat will rise up and cause you a ton of problems, especially as we progress through the summer and it starts to add up. This heat will cause a ton of problems for your vehicle if you don’t prepare properly. What are some of these issues? Continue reading to find out and see how to prevent them! 

Blown Tires 

Summer temperatures can really impact your vehicle’s tire pressure as well as its driving experience, especially as it rises up. The air inside the vehicle expands as the temperatures go up, while it decreases as the temperatures go down. Over time, this causes a ton of issues as this over inflation and under inflation wears on your tires. This points a ton of strain on them, making it likely that a flat or blow out might happen. To make sure this doesn’t happen, make sure you check their tire pressure, check the tire condition, and more! 

Engine view of a vehicle
Engine fluids of a vehicle

Overheating Engines 

Another, more serious concern for drivers, is that the high temperatures might cause issues with your engine. This means that the engine might not be able to bleed of excess heat as the surrounding air won’t be able to pull the heat away. Overall, this means the engine is likely to overheat, malfunction, and require additional attention. You can counter this by making sure your engine has a great, perfectly working coolant system. This is perfect for reducing your engine’s temperatures during hot days. 

Broken Air Conditioners 

The heat itself won’t kill your AC, but it definitely will be hard on you and your passengers without a working AC system. You need to make sure your vehicle’s air conditioning isn’t aging or having problems. The last thing you want is to have your AC break while you’re driving on the road trip with kids and other passengers. Make sure you have its filters replaced, fans checked, and refrigerant refilled as soon as possible. 

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There are a ton of issues that can hit your vehicle as you drive in the summer. We’ve covered several of them here today, but there are several others that you might encounter. To learn more about these issues and how to tackle them, or to make sure your vehicle can drive without issue no matter what, contact our dealership today!