Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Summer!

July 26th, 2016 by
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We all know that it’s important to protect ourselves, our pets, and our homes from the heat during the summer months, but are you making sure your new or used car is safe and running efficiently as well? Here at Major World, we’ve created a guide to help you do just that with a few quick and easy tips.

One of the first things most of us think of in terms of beating the heat is air conditioning, and it’s easy to overlook it if it’s something you’re used to having. However, it’s very important that you keep your system running properly to avoid it going out, especially if you’re planning a trip that involves a lot of driving. Always check your owner’s manual to be sure you’re changing and replacing any filters that your car comes equipped with, and have it checked by a professional if you experience any sort of issues.

While you want to be sure the inside of your vehicle is nice and cool for you and your passengers, you need to make sure the inside of your engine is staying as cool as possible as well. This is related directly to your cooling system. Neglecting it can result in a breakdown, and no one wants to be stranded in the middle of nowhere on a hot summer afternoon. Most cooling systems need to be flushed and refilled once every two years and you should be checking the condition, level, and concentration of the coolant inside on a regular basis. Mixing antifreeze and water is generally what works best when keeping the system cool and you should be using a 50/50 ratio.

Your engine can’t be neglected either. Before any big trips, be sure to have everything assessed by a professional mechanic. Oil levels and engine performance are extremely vital and should be checked and maintained regularly. Batteries also need to be replaced before they die on you. It can be pricey, but it’s well worth the expense. Keep a pair of jumper cables in your used cars garland trunk for emergencies as well.

Tires and brakes can also cause horrific accidents if they aren’t checked and changed when they need to be, so have your mechanic check those as well and replace them when the time rolls around.

Visibility is also key; replace windshield wipers regularly and check all of your lights both inside and outside the vehicle.

Accidents happen, and it’s always best to be prepared for the unknown. If your car insurance doesn’t offer roadside assistance, consider purchasing it from other companies such as AAA. It’s also always a good idea to keep basic tools, flashlights, flares, bottled water, and non-perishable food items in your vehicle during any type of extended trip. As long as you plan ahead, our Bronx Luxury Car Dealer want’s to make sure you’ll have a wonderful summer full of road trips and unforgettable adventures!