When you mention Las Vegas to people they typically think of two things – the amazing strip with all of the beautiful hotels and casinos and the extreme heat that we experience during the summertime. Whether you live in Las Vegas or are just planning on visiting you will want to be prepared for the different things that come up due to the extremely hot temperatures in the summer. When you drive in the heat there are a few unique things that you will want to keep in mind.
Check Car Fluid Levels
As the temperatures rise you will want to take some time to perform some basic car maintenance. The heat can cause problems for your car that are not as common during other months of the year. Maintenance is the easiest way to combat these! Make sure that you frequently monitor the fluid levels in your car. You will want to ensure that you have enough coolant, motor oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, power-steering fluid, and windshield wiper fluid. If you go in for regular oil changes these levels will all be checked.
Inspect Vehicle Belts & Hoses
In addition to checking the fluids in your vehicle you will also want to have your belts and hoses inspected. The heat can cause cracking, blistering, and other damage to the belts and hoses in your car. If you catch these problems as they start you can avoid costly repairs down the road.
Car Battery Can Die in Heat
Your car battery takes a beating during the summer. The high temperatures and vibration can cause your battery to breakdown internally and simply die. Clearly you cannot tell the sun not to beat down on your car during the summer to help avoid this problem, but you can make sure that your battery is probably attached to reduce the vibrations. Dead car batteries are one of the most frequent things that Non Stop Towing helps with during the summer.
Tires Can Burst & Blowout in Summer
Another frequent problem that we get called for is tire blowouts. As the temperatures increase the roads become hotter as well. Many times tires become under-inflated in the heat. You may notice an increase of cars on the side of the road after a huge tire blowout during the summer. You can help prevent this by checking your tire pressure regularly. You can also avoid excessive amounts of driving on extremely hot days.
Car AC in Summer
Having an air conditioner in your car is such a blessing as the temperatures begin to soar. Nothing is worse than when your air conditioning in your car stops working on a day where the temperature is over 100 degrees. You will want to make sure that the refrigerant level is not low as you enter the summer months.
Roadside Emergency Kit
You will also want to be prepared for any breakdowns that may occur. Having a well-stocked roadside emergency kit is essential for all cars. A good roadside emergency kit will include water, non-perishable food items, jumper cables, flashlight, road flares, basic tools, and a first aid kit.
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If you take the time to prepare your car properly hopefully you can avoid issues with your car this summer. Sometimes even the most prepared of drivers still has an emergency though. If you find yourself on the side of the road this summer give Non Stop Towing a call. We can help tow your car or provide roadside emergency services.