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07/17/2018
Car troubles aren't just a summer thing, but there are some issues that come up more often during the summer. Learn how to avoid them in this post!

Summer Car Issues to Look out For

Chances are you've experienced some kind of car trouble during every season of the year. While it's true that these issues can come up at any time, there are certain problems that are more common during the hot summer months. Learn more about what these summer car troubles may be and how to avoid them in this post.

Dying Battery

Most people know that the winter cold can add strain to their battery, but what many don't realize is that the summer heat can be just as bad, if not worse. Not only does the summer heat add more strain to your already hardworking battery, the humidity adds even more issues. The heat can also cause some of your battery fluid to evaporate, exacerbating any issues that were already present. The humidity, on the other hand, can get under your hood and corrosion around your battery and battery cables. We probably don't have to tell you this is bad news. In the long run, these issues can lead to serious car troubles. To avoid getting stranded during a road trip, keep tabs on your batter. If you've been experiencing rough starts recently or have had to jumpstart your car, it may be time for a new battery. Generally speaking, batteries should be changed every three to five years, so if you're in this range, consider replacing your battery. Of course, you can also pay your mechanic a visit and ask them to run a volt test. This will let you know how much power is still left in your battery.

Overheating Engine

Overheating engines are a common car problem you may experience during the summer, but this isn't just because of the heat. Your car will also have some type of already existing issue in the cooling system in order for overheating to happen. The summer temperatures can make this worse, making overheating engines a bit more common during the warmer months of the year. Think of your engine like a human body in the heat. Your body needs water to keep it cool and healthy. Similarly, your engine will need sufficient coolant and a properly working cooling system to keep the coolant circulating. If there are issues here, then it's like a body without water. To prevent an overheating engine, start by keeping track of your fluids, especially your coolant. If your coolant is constantly running low, this may indicate that there is a leak or another issues that needs fixing in your cooling system. Look out for telltale signs, like smoke coming out from under your hood and pull over if your coolant indicator lights up on your dashboard! Another fluid to keep an eye on this summer is your motor oil. It can also help keep your engine temperatures at a normal operating level. To keep things working well under your hood, be sure to get a synthetic oil change in Warminster. The oil experts at Synthetic Oil Direct can help you find the perfect oil for your car. They can recommend products like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor OilContact them at (215) 834-8720 for more information.

Flat Tires

Flat tires happen during any season of the year, but the summer heat can make them more common during this season. Beyond the standard sharp objects on the road and potholes, the extra hot roads can lead to more issues for your tires. The extremely hot pavement can add more stress to your tire tread. If your tread is already quite worn, this is no good. On top of that, the higher temperatures are also known to make air expand. What this means for your tires is that the your tire pressure may increase all on its own, leading to overinflated tires. To prevent blowouts, check on your tire pressure regularly and make the necessary adjustments. While you're down there, don't forget to also check on your tire tread. Don't wait to replace tires that are worn since this simple move can make all the difference on the road.

It's Time for a Synthetic Oil Change in Warminster

Keep your car in the best shape this summer and avoid serious summer road issues. One way to keep your car at its best is with a synthetic oil change in Warminster. Contact the oil experts at Synthetic Oil Direct at (215) 834-8720 or visit their online shop to browse their full range of AMSOIL Oil products.
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