5 Car Safety Tips for Summer from Chesterfield & Rotherham Accident Repair Specialists
Although winter is notorious for road traffic accidents due to adverse weather conditions including ice, snow and hail, summer also brings its fair share of potential problems. The warmer weather naturally means that there are more drivers on the road escaping for day trips and holidays, not to mention the increased risk of overheated engines and tyre blowouts due to the heat. As accident repair specialists in Chesterfield and Rotherham, we’ll talk you through 5 summer car safety tips to help you prevent accidents and protect your vehicle during the summer months.
1. Get your Car Serviced
It’s recommended that cars have more frequent service checks during the summer. Over exerted air conditioning systems and batteries, for example, will naturally need more attention. By changing your oil and double-checking the belt and battery, you can prevent future accidents.
2. Maintain your Tyres
Another important tip for safe summer driving is ensuring correct tyre maintenance. As well as making sure your tyres are rotated, it’s important to check that they’re not too worn regularly. In addition, less air in the tyre can cause greater friction between the tyre and the road, therefore increasing heat. If you’ve recently had tyre fitting and balancing carried out, you can relax a little, but make sure you do check on your tyres regularly throughout the summer months.
3. Consider Window Tinting
Another tip for safe summer driving is considering the benefits of window tinting. If your car is due a windscreen repair or even a windscreen replacement, window tinting could be an option for you. Tinting will naturally reduce the heat in the car, but you must ensure it is within the legal limit for the UK, which is that the front windscreen must let at least 75% of light through and the front side windows must let at least 70% of light through.
4. Check Coolant Levels
Checking coolant levels during the summer months is key to ensuring your engine doesn’t overheat. As Rotherham & Chesterfield accident repair specialists, we recommend checking your coolant levels periodically during the summer months, as the hot temperatures cause the coolant levels to decrease more quickly. The air conditioning working all the time may reduce the coolant level even more.
5. Maintain your Air Conditioning System
Another great tip for safe and comfortable summer driving is keeping your air conditioning system well maintained. Air con re-gassing can be carried out at this time of the year to remove the old refrigerant gas from your air conditioning system and replace it with new refrigerant. Trust us, it makes all the difference in the summer months!
Crash Repair Chesterfield and Rotherham
Here at CRS (Cosmetic Repair Solutions) Ltd, we’re an independent, manufacturer approved crash repair facility in Chesterfield and Rotherham. For more info on the accident repair services we offer, as well as general maintenance of your vehicle including windscreen repair, wheel refurbishment and vehicle diagnostics, contact CRS on firstname.lastname@example.org