The Importance of Keeping Your Vehicle Hydrated this Summer

We all know that winter takes a toll on your vehicle, but what about summer? The summer months can also wreak havoc on your vehicle. The warm weather, hot pavement, long road trips, and dry air can be detrimental to your vehicle’s overall condition. Just like how you must stay hydrated to combat this season, your vehicle must too. 

Known as “antifreeze” during the winter and “coolant” during the summer, this fluid plays a crucial role in keeping your vehicle hydrated during the summer. Low coolant levels can lead to potentially dangerous and costly situations. Worn hoses or a damaged radiator can lead to coolant fluid leaks, causing your vehicle’s temperature to increase. When your vehicle’s temperature increases, you run the risk of overheating. Engines can overheat for many different reasons, but there is usually an issue with your car’s cooling system. The heat is trapped within your vehicle’s engine and unable to escape, which can be caused by a cooling system leak. 

Your vehicle is working overtime during the summer, and your hot engine will need to stay lubricated. We highly recommend changing your oil at regular intervals. This way, you can maintain your vehicle’s oil level, and you will avoid forgetting about this vital fluid. Along with oil and coolant, your transmission and power steering fluid needs to be adequately maintained. These systems also contribute to your vehicle’s safety, longevity, and driveability during the summer. 

Your fuel will also evaporate more quickly in a hot vehicle than a vehicle parked in the shade. The team at Carlsbad Auto Service recommends parking your vehicle in your garage or the shade. This way, you can increase your fuel economy. Your vehicle depends on a variety of fluids, including coolant, oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and fuel. Each fluid must be at the appropriate level, or you may find yourself in a stressful situation. We are here to perform a thorough inspection to ensure your vehicle will continue to perform in pristine condition. 

Keep your vehicle hydrated this summer by visiting the technicians at Carlsbad Auto Service. Schedule an appointment today for an inspection. We look forward to seeing you at our shop, located at 3181 Tyler Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008.


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