Taking Care of Your Car During Hot Summer Months

May 17th, 2013 by

Maintaing-Your-Vehicle-300x196 (1)With temperatures finally move upwards, not only are you going to love the refreshing difference, but your vehicle is going to feel the heat as well. Along those lines, your car may experience a variety of problems related to the heat. At Biggers Mazda in Elgin, our service center technicians are here to make sure that your car continues to operate at optimal levels all summer long.

Here are some issues your automobile may face and how you can go about fixing them or preventing them from happening.

Overheating

One issue with driving in extremely warm weather is the overheating of your vehicle, particularly the battery. High levels of heat and overcharging of your battery will shorten its life. Battery fluid may also begin to evaporate. It’s a good idea to check your battery periodically during the summer and have the electrical system examined so that you know if the battery is charging correctly.

Leaks

You want to be on the lookout for any abnormal amounts of liquid beneath your car. This could indicate that your car’s system has a leak and needs attention immediately. Leaks can cause a number of problems, including ruining your air conditioning unit, something you probably want when July and August come around. It’s recommended to check your fluid levels on a regular basis to make sure no fluids are showing up in unexpected places.

Tires

Warmer weather puts added pressure and stress on your vehicle’s tires. The hot temperatures will cause the pressure inside the tires to rise. You also want to look for any signs such as dry rot or cracks around the rim that could cause a blowout. It’s recommended you have your tires rotated every 6,000 miles and to regularly check the pressure in each tire.

Let Biggers Mazda Handle Any Car Problems You Have

Should any heat-related problems arise with your automobile, don’t hesitate to bring your car into Biggers Mazda. Our service technicians are trained to handle any issue you may have and will get your vehicle back up and delivering prime performance in no time.