Summer is a great time to do a general check-up on your car’s health. Especially, if you’re planning fun activities or long road trips.
It turns out there are many precautions you can and should take during the increasing heat of the summer. That's because — although many drivers think winter is the peak season for car troubles — hot weather has considerations of its own.
For example, the heat shortens the life of your car battery more than the cold. More batteries fail in July than in January, according to experts, because summer heat can kill a battery 33% faster than winter cold.
We've put together tips to help you take necessary summer precautions. So, slather on the sunscreen, find your coolest pair of sunglasses and let's check under the hood. Here's what you can do: