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The rising summer temperatures are a great reason to give your car proper maintenance. Checking everything is working properly can keep your car safe from overheating due to the summer heat. Check out these tips for hot weather maintenance.

Getting Your Car Ready to Face the Summer Heat

Time to bring out your warm weather clothes and start planning your vacations because summer is here. Summer means the kids are out of school and trips to the pool are a must if you’re looking to cool down. Finding places to avoid the summer heat can be easy for yourself and your family…practically every place has air conditioner! It might not be so easy for your car to avoid the heat though, which is why it’s your job to help it cool down. An overheated engine can happen at the worst of times, leaving you stranded under the sun.  North American Wholesale bring you these tips to help prevent your car from overheating.

Check Your Tires

Tires can be especially tricky during the hot summer months. You see, as the temperature rises the air in the tires tends to expand. You might actually be driving around with under-pressured tires without even knowing. The smart thing to do is check your tire pressure early in the morning or a night when the temperature is slightly cooler.  Consult your owner’s manual or the label in the driver’s door for the proper air pressure. Don’t forget there’s actually five wheels in your car…the spare counts too! The right air pressure makes your car safer and can also help you reduce fuel expenses.

Replenish the Fluids

Your car’s fluids are imperative for performance and quick cool down. As you know your oil should be changed frequently, even more so during the summer when your car needs more help not to overheat. Try the benefits of AMSOIL Synthetic Oil next time you’re due for an oil change. Among the many reasons why you should switch to synthetic oil, keeping a cleaner engine and lowering the oil’s temperature are only a couple of them. You can even do the synthetic oil change at home! Just don’t do it when the engine is still hot. All those metal pieces can surely cause a nasty burn. You can get all your supplies for you synthetic oil change, including a new oil filter (very necessary) from AMSOIL’s online store. Start with their Signature Series 0W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil a great oil for engine protection and extreme temperatures. If you’re not much into shopping online, you can also call North American Wholesale at (866) 580-1008, they will help you pick out which supplies to get. The coolant is another fluid that should be replaced in order to keep the cooling system working. The coolant level should be at least between the maximum and minimum markings.  Try to get a coolant with antifreeze since it has anti-corrosion properties that aid the coolant fight the heat. If you can’t one with antifreeze, mixing your coolant with water should do fine. Again, be careful not to touch the radiator cap or the coolant tank lid when hot. Summer often brings rain, so you might need to check the state of your window wipers and window wiper fluid. The wiper fluid should be replaced seasonally according to the weather.

Fill Up Your Fuel Tank

Summer might mean getting out of town and taking long- distance road trips, which in turn means much more fuel spent. Take your car for a maintenance check-up before you go and make sure they replace the oil and fuel filter along with that synthetic oil change you’ll be getting. Remember that with proper lubrication, your car won’t have to work as hard and it will consume less fuel.  Just like air in your tires expands, so does the air in your gas tank. You might actually be paying more for less fuel! Try these tricks to get more out of your fuel. Considering using a gasoline additive like AMSOIL’s  P.i. Performance Improver Gasoline Additive might not be such a bad idea.

Check the Air Conditioner

Air conditioner is a must during the summer. While keeping it on at all times can affect your fuel economy in stop-and-go driving, in long trips the a/c can help improve aerodynamics and fuel intake. Besides, it keeps the driver and passengers safe from heat fatigue. Check your air conditioning system annually. If your car's a/c isn’t cooling properly, there might be a leak in the system and you should get it fixed.

Interiors and Exteriors

The engine isn’t the only part of your car that can needs help cooling down. Just think about how hot your interiors get when you park your car under the sun. Try to park under the shade or a garage as often as possible. Use a sunshade in the windshield to reduce interior heating and color fading. As for your exterior, wash and wax your vehicle to prevent UV damage.

Keep Your Engine Cool With a Synthetic Oil Change

Don’t let the summer heat leave you stranded, care for your car before anything bad happens. Get your AMSOIL synthetic oil change to keep your engine cool and functioning this summer. Remember to call North American Wholesale at: (866) 580-1008 to get all you need. Alternatively, you can also purchase your supplies online.

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