Beat the Heat with these Tips from our Mechanics

by | Jul 11, 2023

Summer in Kamloops can be brutal when it comes to heat, and it can be especially hard on your car. But don’t worry, our team of mechanics at Autopro Alignment & Maintenance have got you covered. We’ve put together some tips to help you beat the heat and keep your car running smoothly all summer long.

Keep Your Engine Coolant Topped Up

Your engine coolant is responsible for regulating the temperature of your engine and preventing it from overheating. In hot temperatures, your engine works extra hard to keep cool, so it’s essential to keep your engine coolant topped up. Check your coolant levels regularly, especially if you’re planning a road trip.

Check Your Air Conditioning System

There’s nothing worse than being stuck in a sweltering car with a broken air conditioning system. If your AC isn’t working correctly, it’s best to get it checked out by one of our mechanics. They’ll be able to identify and fix any issues, such as low refrigerant levels, clogged air filters, or faulty compressors.

Park in the Shade

Park in a shaded area whenever possible, as direct sunlight can make your car’s interior unbearably hot and make your air conditioning system work harder to keep you cool. If you don’t have access to a shaded area, consider investing in a sunshade for your windshield.

Keep Your Tires Inflated

Hot temperatures can cause your tires to expand and lose pressure. Underinflated tires can affect your car’s handling, fuel economy, and even lead to blowouts. Make sure to check your tire pressure regularly and keep them inflated according to your vehicle’s specifications.

Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance is essential to keep your car running efficiently in hot weather. This includes oil changes, tire rotations, and brake inspections. If your car is overdue for maintenance, schedule a visit with us to avoid breakdowns during the hot summer months.
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Beat the Heat – Cooler Cars, Better Performance

Taking care of your car during the summer months can seem like a lot of work, but it’s worth the effort in the long run. By following these tips, you’ll be able to beat the heat and keep your car running smoothly. Need some help? Come see us at Autopro Alignment & Maintenance in Kamloops, BC. Our mechanics are experts in car maintenance and repair, and we’re here to help you stay cool this summer.

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