If your car is parked outdoors for a long period, consider using a sunshade on your windshield. A sunshade not only protects your dash from fading but more importantly, can also keep your car a few degrees cooler. You may also consider getting a steering wheel cover to protect your hands from a burning hot steering wheel.
7. Test your battery.
Experts say that it’s the summer heat, as opposed to winter chill, that poses a greater threat of shortening your battery’s life. To avoid being stranded on the side of the road this summer, take your car to an auto shop or your dealer for a free battery test, where the mechanic should check the battery’s charge, condition of the terminals, and how securely it’s mounted.
8. Check your brakes.
While taking your car in to have your battery tested, get your brakes checked too. Hot weather can increase the heat generated from friction whenever you use your brakes, which leads to your brakes becoming less effective or failing. Before towing your RV or heading up to the mountains for a road trip this summer, make sure your brakes are at their optimal performance.There you have it, CalTrend’s eight essential summer car and truck care tips to keep you driving comfortably and safely during warmer months. Our CalTrend team is made up of auto enthusiasts creating top-quality products for auto enthusiasts. Our car seat covers are made 100% in the USA from high-quality materials designed to snugly fit the configuration of your vehicle’s seats. To get started, Shop Fabrics or Shop by Vehicle.