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How to Prepare Your Car For Warmer Weather

With the summer months swiftly approaching, you’ll need to make sure that your vehicle is ready for the warmer weather. Read on to learn the steps to take to make sure that your vehicle is up to par.

Steps to Take

Take a look at your air conditioner

The last thing you want to deal with is the hot, humid New York summer weather without a working air conditioner in your vehicle. Be sure to check your air conditioner before heading out on a long road trip. If the air coming out doesn’t feel as cool as it should, you may need to add more refrigerant. Additionally, be sure to replace your air filters regularly for healthy air quality in your vehicle.

Check under the hood

Be sure to do this after your car has been sitting for a while. You run the risk of being severely burned if you start tinkering around directly after driving your vehicle. Check for any loose or cracked hoses and take a peek at the rubber components—hoses and belts—to ensure they’re not warped or frayed. Make sure all the caps are tight and unbroken. There shouldn’t be debris blocking anything. Check for leaks under the hood as well as on the ground beneath the vehicle.

Have the battery tested

Changes in temperature can impact your car’s battery. Drop by your local auto shop so they can test it for you. Oftentimes, they’ll test it for free.

Take a peek at your tires

When temperatures change, the air pressure in your tires fluctuates. Having your tires properly inflated does wonders for your gas mileage. Additionally, your tires will wear unevenly if they’re not properly inflated. Be sure to rotate and balance them regularly to prevent them from wearing unevenly.

We Can Help

If you’ve been involved in an injury-sustaining car accident, our Hudson Valley car accident attorneys at The Ahearne Law Firm, PLLC are here to help. Our team has secured compensation for many other people in the past, and we can do the same for you. Don’t wait—contact us with your case right away.

Call the New York lawyers at The Ahearne Law Firm, PLLC today at (845) 763-4100 to speak with an accomplished attorney about your case.


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