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Caring for Your Car During the Hot Summer Months

Caring for Your Car During the Hot Summer Months

We're barely out of the cold winter months and into Spring. Before you know it, summer will be here and with it, the hot weather. Any type of extreme temperatures, cold or hot, can be rough on vehicles. The components most stressed are car batteries, the cooling system and tires. Here are some tips on caring for your car during the hot summer months: Your Car Battery - The life cycle of a car battery is between 3 and 5 years. When you approach this time, it's a good idea to have the battery checked. It's also a adviseable to inspect your battery and clean away any grease, dirt and oxidation that can weaken the charge. The Cooling System - Your vehicle's cooling system is designed to keep the engine running at an optimal temperature. The antifreeze/coolant is mixed with distilled water at a 50:50 ratio and keeps the fluid from freezing in the winter and o ... read more

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