Car care in summers
Due to the extreme temperature, even cars go through a rough patch in summer. So, here’s all that you could do to maintain your car in the heat.india Updated: Apr 19, 2012 02:05 IST
Due to the extreme temperature, even cars go through a rough patch in summer. So, here’s all that you could do to maintain your car in the heat.
1 Park in shade
All vehicles naturally trap heat, and your car will quickly turn into an oven when parked in heat. So park your car in shade whenever possible. If you can’t find a shady spot, use rolling tints or a car cover when not in use.
Roll down the car windows and let the car cool off naturally before hitting the A/C button. Topping up the AC gas, getting the cooling coil washed and cleaned, and unclogging the vents and ducts will improve its performance.
3 Tyre check
In summers, the heat increases the pressure in tyres, so do a fortnightly check.
4 Colour choice
Black or darker shade car interiors absorb more heat and take a while to cool down. It is advisable to choose softer-coloured seat covers and pastel interiors.
5 Fluid for car
The coolant keeps the engine’s temperature in check so that it doesn’t stall in the heat.
First Published: Apr 18, 2012 19:39 IST