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Helpful Tips for Summer Driving

Helpful Tips for Summer Driving
 
You should always adjust your driving depending on the weather so you can stay safe and extend the lifetime of your vehicle. Although you probably don’t need to drive so tentatively in the summer, there are some tips that will help you stay safe behind the wheel and save you money in the long run.
 
Since the weather is hotter, your engine heats up more in the summer. Therefore, it’s a good idea if you’re towing or carrying a heavy load to slow down. This will ensure your engine does not overheat and will also help to save you money on fuel.
 
You should make sure that your spare tire is actually properly inflated and will suffice if you need to change it. You never know when a tire will blow out, especially if you drive on uneven terrain often so you’ll need to be prepared for the worst. This also means you should have a jack and other tools to help you to change a tire.
 
Finally, you should check the temperature gauge often to ensure the engine doesn’t overheat. If it appears hotter than normal, you should either slow down or pull over to give it time to cool down. This might cost you a little time, but it’s a lot better than having to have your engine replaced.
 
Patrick Britton