Prepare Your Car For The Summer Heat

images-11.jpgWhen motorists think of seasonal driving problems, they tend to think of winter dangers, such as sleet, snow and ice.  But winter months are not the only time that seasonal scares affect cars.

Also of great threat are sizzling summer months.  In the heat, lubricants and fluids break down at a more rapid pace, and tires endure more stress.  In hot weather, it is extremely important to regularly have your car serviced.  If you don’t do this, high gas prices won’t be your only menace; you’ll find yourself stranded calling for roadside assistance.

The California Department of Consumer Affairs, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommend that motorists look at their car owner’s manuals and follow the maintenance schedules religiously.  In addition, they feel it’s important for people to put their vehicles through a safety inspection.

This is even more imperative for drivers planning a road trip this summer.  Of course, it’s a good idea to have a road service program in case of emergencies, but you shouldn’t be relying on this as your only protective measure.

Posted on Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 at 5:32 pm In Road Service  

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