The sun is out, temperatures are rising, and there’s a growing sense of excitement in the air, which can only mean one thing, summer is here!
This time of year is ideal for simply rolling down your windows and hitting the road. But that said, whilst summer may be the sunniest of seasons it can also be a bit of a pain when it comes to driving. We’re talking roasting temperatures, traffic jams, and overheating engines!
So to help you keep your sanity and the stop the heat from getting to your head, here we’re going to take a look at some top tips for summer driving, so you can keep your cool- whatever’s going on outside!
As the old saying goes ‘ fail to prepare and prepare to fail’. That’s why you should always plan your journey in advance, to avoid getting lost or stuck in traffic jams.
It’s Getting Hot!
Ok, so the British summer isn’t exactly known for its scorching temperatures, but things can still get pretty hot outside! Unfortunately high temperatures may aggravate problems with your cars cooling systems. Leaking hoses, broken cooling fans, and low coolant levels – these factors can all lead to overheating, which may leave you facing some pretty costly repairs!
With this in mind, make sure to check the coolant levels in your engine regularly.
Keep An Eye On Your Tires
During the summertime, it’s essential that you keep an eye on your tires too. Warm temperatures can exacerbate existing damage to the your tires, making them more susceptible to punctures. To help avoid this, make sure to check the condition and pressure levels of your tires, particularly before setting off on a long journey.
Stop and Rest
If you’re planning a road trip this summer then make sure you plan plenty of rest stops along the way. Warm temperatures and fatigue are a recipe for a driving disaster. So make sure to take plenty of breaks.
Rolled down windows, air conditioning, luggage racks, these can all have an impact on the fuel efficiency of you vehicle. To save fuel it’s a good idea to only use your air conditioning when you really need it. If you’re travelling at high speeds, it’s best to try to avoid opening your windows too, as this can increase drag, which will waste more fuel. Finally make sure to remove your luggage rack when it’s not in use.
So there we have it, some top tips for driving in the summer time. Here at Wrong fuel we understand that when it comes to our cars, mistakes do happen. Putting the wrong fuel in your car is a common mistake made by drivers, at any time of the year. But don’t worry, if this happens to you, then we’re here to help. Our experts have been fixing wrongly fuelled cars for many years now and will help to get you back on the road in no time.
Want to know more about our services? Then contact our friendly team, by giving us a call on 0800 634 9827, today!