Summer Driving Safety Tips
With summer just around the corner it’s good to be reminded on some good driving safety tips to ensure your car is running as smooth as possible. These tips are easy and simple but are essential precautions necessary for the upcoming hot weather.
COOL YOUR CAR
Park your car in the shade, open your doors and windows or run your air-con for a few minutes before you set off to cool your car down and you’ll avoid getting worked up by the heat before a journey. Remember: Turn your air con off again when the car is at a desired temperature to save fuel.
CHECK COOLANT LEVELS
Your car engines get extremely hot in warm weather, so top up your coolant before driving long distances. Taking this step will also help you save fuel.
AVOID SUN GLARE
Dirty screens can increase glare, and topping up your windscreen washer fluid will help reduce this glare from the sun.
MAINTAIN TYRE CONDITIONS
Tyre blowouts are a more common occurrence in hotter weather. Tyres with existing damage that are under inflated will become even more aggravated in higher temperatures. Therefore, it’s extremely important to keep your tyre pressure levels in check during summer.