Keep your vehicle in good shape this summer with the following car tips from the expert of Moatamadcars.

1. Keep Your Engine Cool

Rising outdoor temperatures further heat your car’s engine, so it makes sense that an overheated motor is the number one cause of summer breakdowns. A coolant is the center of your vehicle’s internal cool-down process.

In this summertime, keeping an eye on coolant levels is at most important, make sure that you check and top off coolant levels every few weeks.

2. Get Your Car’s AC Unit Inspected

An AC system that’s on its way out won’t last through the heat of the summer. So its good to get it inspected by a certified technician.

3. Increase Oil Change Frequency

A car driven in normal driving conditions requires less maintenance. For this vehicle, the recommended oil change schedule might be every 7,500 km or 10,000 km. If driven in a summer the recommended oil change schedule might be every 5,000 km or 7,500 km for the same vehicle.

During summer travel, follow your manual’s elevated maintenance schedule. The summer schedule for your car can be found inside its owner’s manual.

5. Really Check Your Tires

Check Tire Pressures temperatures climb into the 80s and 90s, your tires are at a higher risk for a blowout. This makes monitoring pressure levels paramount. Using your vehicle’s onboard monitoring system is great, but you also want to use a manual gauge to check the pressure at least once a month during hotter weather.

Make sure that you keep up with your scheduled tire rotations and always perform a visual inspection along with your tire pressure to evaluate wear and tread life.