Summer is the perfect time for long drives with the family. You can visit a beach, drive through lush green landscapes, and explore. However, it is essential to observe certain precautions on such trips. At Nelson’s Services, Inc, we encourage everyone to take these necessary steps before going on a drive.
Summer Driving Tips
Check all your fluids before a long-distance trip. Engine oil, transmission fluid, radiator coolant, windshield wiper fluid, etc. should all be at optimal levels for a long drive, especially during hot summers. Driving without reasonable engine oil or radiator coolant levels can cause overheating or unexpected breakdowns. We recommend getting your car serviced before a trip as an added precaution.
Cooling System Check
Perform a comprehensive cooling system check regularly. Cars tend to overheat on long journeys even under average operating temperatures. A hot summer can easily cause overheating, which is why it is essential to check the cooling system regularly.
We also recommend spraying a car’s radiator grille with clean water. This removes all accumulated debris, ensuring a better flow of air. Debris can interfere with a cooling system’s overall performance, which can cause overheating.
Check Your Tires
Always check tire pressure, signs of wear, and tire balance before leaving on a long trip. All of these factors can have an impact on vehicle performance or mileage. Follow instructions provided by the car manufacturer on tire pressure levels. If you see uneven tread patterns, visit a qualified technician for repairs. We will examine the tire’s angles from different directions before balancing them.
Drivers should also prepare for emergencies by carrying a set of tools, first aid kits, some snacks, water, distilled water, etc.
If you want to know more safety tips, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Nelson’s Services, Inc, at 630 355 4456 or contact us.