We went into the summer and reach the heat. There are many people who enjoy their holidays at this time of year and use their cars to get around. All of them should be aware that high temperatures are responsible for many failures and can be avoided if we take some measures before maintenance.
About 1.3 million vehicles need roadside assistance during the next summer, with an average of 14,100 daily interventions, among other causes by rising temperatures, according to an estimate, which shows that the heat is a clear enemy to our car.
The heat negatively affects the performance of the engine and makes it lose up to 15 percent of their power, which increases the risk of breakdowns. Thus, according to the European Network Group Vehicle Warranty (REGV), 35 percent of the cars that go to shop during the summer season makes following a failure in the air conditioning or climate control.
Therefore, it is highly recommended to protect the vehicle from the sun and heat, as well as monitor the temperature of the engine, check the pressure of tires, the condition of the brake pads and make sure the system cooling is in good condition. In this regard, it is essential to check the levels of both the circuit and the oil cooling before making a move if you don’t want to meet some nasty surprise.
Before hitting the road many of the preventive tasks should be carried on that are simple and can make yourselves, especially those related to the control levels, tire pressure, etc.. However, a visit to the workshop at this time for a tune-up by qualified personnel is very convenient.