Although this time of year is great for getting out in the sun, increasing temperatures and UV rays can be bad for your car. We’ve put together a list of warm weather driving tips to help you beat the heat.
According to Wikihow, keeping your car cool and out of direct sunlight can increase the life of your car, as well as its resale value. The best thing you can do while parking is to seek out those shady spots. If you can’t find one, consider buying a sun shade. By simply blocking out light, your car will stay cool and protected.
While it might be common sense for some of you, it can be easy to forget to check your coolant levels regularly. Check to make sure your car doesn’t need topped-off every once in a while, and make sure to flush the coolant out every few years. This will eliminate clogs and get rid of old fluid.
Our last tip is to drive when it’s cooler, such as early morning or late evening. A lot of people can’t help it when they drive during the day, but leaving 30 minutes earlier can have drastic effects. By avoiding gridlock and direct sunlight, you’ll reduce your carbon footprint and keep your car out of the heat.
To keep your car up-to-date and fully protected against the summer sun, stop in for a quick service here at MINI of Pittsburgh.