As the weather warms up and you’re ready to put all the snow and ice behind you, don’t forget to make sure your car is ready for the warm weather, too. Summer heat can be just as hard on your car as the winter months. Here’s a couple of tips you may find helpful.
· Check your battery and clean terminals. Air Conditioning use and the high heat wreak havoc on your charging system.
· Check the tires. Not just for wear, but inflation as well. Improper inflation can cause poor mileage and tire wear. Underinflated tires run the risk of a blowout, and overinflated ones make hydroplaning more likely in rainy weather.
· Clean out your trunk. The more you haul, the more fuel you burn. An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your mpg by up to 2%.
As the weather improves, that means motorcycles and pedestrians will be out in full force. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for children darting out from between parked cars. We want you to be safe and have a great summer!