How to help your car survive the summer

How to help your car survive the summer

Many car owners meticulously prepare your car for winter, considering that the warm season machine will survive without too much difficulty. However, this is misleading, since in the summer operation of the vehicle has its own nuances and peculiarities that cannot be ignored.

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Of course, you should start with the diagnosis. In addition, the garages before the start of the new season often offer different promotions (e.g. a full inspection of the car for 99 UAH), than you can use. Should begin with the body checking, not whether he suffered from the winter roads and reagents, which they strew the road service. It is also necessary to pay attention to the undercarriage, brake system. Especially pads and shock absorbers, which tend to fail just after the winter, and do the alignment. In General, given that November-March is a period of high stress for a car before the summer, it is advisable to replace the basic fluids (oil, antifreeze, pour summer windscreen washer) and filters (oil, air). Can’t hurt to check the battery (frosty nights never go in his favor), as well as candles. If their condition is deplorable – also be replaced.


The choice of summer tires – not less important nuance. Some drivers believe that it is possible to “transfer” only the drive wheels, leaving the other two winter tyres. But this is a mistake. First, because of the different type of rubber is uneven distribution of the load on the suspension, and the stronger it wears out. Second, depending on the season, tyres have different performance, resulting in stronger winter tires in the summer is erased, otherwise responds to the “zero” temperature, which ultimately can lead to accidents. In addition, there is a misconception that in the summer you can ride on the “bald” wheels. They say that the road is not slippery, and stopping distance tyre condition not affect. Alas, in practice it is different, especially in rainy weather, worn tires can lead to irreparable consequences.

Clean – the guarantee of health!

We should not neglect the winter, the General cleaning of the car. Thoroughly wash the exterior and Polish it (preferably hard wax, which partially eliminates small scratches and chips), clean dirt from the bottoms, reducing the risk of corrosion, and also not to forget about washing the engine compartment. However, this manipulation needs to be built on tested cleaning, to avoid damage to the electronics and the engine Bay with water. In addition, it is necessary to carefully vacuum the interior, check how the metal behaves under the maps of the doors and door sill covers and stands (not rusty, right?), clean the upholstery and dry flooring, if it Otterlo. By the way, can’t hurt to lubricate locks and inspect the condition of rubber pads, which tend to crack because of temperature changes.

Breathe freely

The climate system of the car also needs regular cleaning (at least every 2-3 years), and especially after winter, during which due to the high humidity outside may be formed in the mold, to be a dampness and even podgnivaniju some parts (e.g. filter). It is also possible that you will have to flush and clean the radiator, which accumulates a lot of dirt and significantly affects the cooling. In addition, the conditioning you need to periodically change the coolant, otherwise the climate control will work and can fail, which will result in an expensive repair.

Pavel Kharlamov