The warm weather and summer holidays are here, which means one thing, staycations! Whether you are driving to a new location, the beach, or seeing family, you want to make sure your vehicle is in tip-top condition.

Before you set off on your summer staycation trip, take a read through this informative article as we share 4 simple summer care tips for your car. You want your trip to run as smoothly as possible, and we can help with that.

Test Your Battery

Did you know that battery failure is one of the most common causes of vehicle breakdowns? This is why it is important to test your battery before setting off on your summer holiday adventure. The hot temperature in summer could also contribute to battery failure as the hot temperature can shorten the lifespan of your car battery.

Our team of experts can advise you about the temperature of your battery.

Keeping it Cool

Depending on the length of your journey, you don’t want to be in a hot and stuffy car, so make sure you check your air conditioning before you set off. It is recommended that your air conditioning systems are regassed approximately every two years. This process involves removing your old refrigerant gas from your current system and replacing it with a new one, which ensures your system can run cold again.

Brakes

Always have your brakes inspected before a long journey. Long holiday road trips can strain your vehicle, which is why you want to make sure it is inspected before you set off. Checking your brakes is a key safety tip, especially if they need extra pressure or are making unwanted noises.

Fluid Levels

In summer, you have to stay hydrated, but did you know your car fluid levels matter as well? While water isn’t your car’s chosen beverage, you will need to check the transmission fluid, coolant and power steering fluid, and even the windshield wiper fluid to ensure it is all stocked up.

If you are planning a long journey we can provide your car with an inspection while you wait, checking the fluid levels, brakes, lights and tyre pressures.

Byron Wynn Autos

Byron Wynn Autos provides used cars for sale in and around Bridgwater, Somerset, and we are happy to provide our services to you. We offer a modern workshop with full diagnostic facilities, an MOT centre, and a showroom.

You can check out our selection of used cars online or visit our showroom to see the latest cars on offer.