Top 5 Summer Driving Tips
Summer is the time of year when many drivers complain of vehicle failure or lose precious car parts to the scorching summer sun. Here are five tips that will help to keep your car in good driving condition during this hot season.
Regular Motor Oil Change: It is best to avoid using old motor oil. This will only destroy the power house inside your car. The US Department of Energy revealed that regular oil change will not only preserve your vehicle but also increase gas mileage.
Tire Pressure Check: The US Department of Energy pointed out that gas mileage can see a 3% increase for inflated tires. The speed of the car slows down and therefore it burns more gas when the tires are deflated or have small punctures. Check your tires for the correct amount of air pressure before heading out on the road.
Keep Fuel System Clean: Auto care especially under the hood is very important. It does not look or smell good when your fuel system can be compared to the evening garbage truck. Remove the dirt and other unwanted particles to improve on fuel economy.
Avoid Idling: Forget about idling this summer. You rob the car of precious gas when you leave it to idle. Less gas is used to restart your engine.
Keep it cool: Avoid the head as much as possible. Park the car in the shady areas or an indoor parking deck. Also, it is best to do regular checks of the cooling system to ensure everything is in order.
Source: Fayette Tribune