Top Tips to Keep Your Car Running Smoothly in Summer Heat

July 17th, 2023 by

When the summer heat is at its peak, it’s essential to take extra care of your vehicle to ensure it performs optimally. Extreme temperatures can affect various components of your car, potentially leading to performance issues or even breakdowns. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with some valuable tips to keep your car in great shape during scorching summer months. Let’s get started!

  1. Protecting Your Car’s Exterior:

  • Regularly wash and wax your car to remove dirt and debris that can damage the paint.
  • Park your car in shaded areas or use a sunshade to minimize direct sun exposure.
  • Invest in a car cover if you need to park in an uncovered area for an extended period.
  1. Maintaining the Cooling System:

  • Check your coolant levels regularly and top up if needed to prevent overheating.
  • Prioritize regular maintenance checks for your car’s air conditioning system to ensure it functions optimally during hot weather.
  • Use a sunshade or windshield cover to keep the interior cool when parking.
  1. Tire Care:

  • Monitor tire pressure regularly, as extreme heat can cause tire pressure to increase, leading to potential blowouts.
  • Inspect tires for signs of wear, bulges, or cracks, and replace them if necessary for better traction and safety.
  1. Fluid Maintenance:

  • Keep an eye on engine oil levels and quality, and change it as recommended to maintain proper engine lubrication.
  • Regularly check brake fluid and coolant levels, and replace them if needed for optimal performance.
  1. Interior Care:
  • Use sunshades and dashboard covers to protect the dashboard from direct sunlight and prevent cracking or fading.
  • Consider using seat covers or towels to shield seats from intense heat, and use leather conditioner to prevent drying and cracking of leather upholstery.


Summer heat can take a toll on your car’s performance, but by following these simple yet effective tips, you can keep your vehicle running smoothly throughout the hot season. Remember to stay on top of regular maintenance, protect your car’s exterior, maintain the cooling system, tend to tire care, and ensure proper fluid maintenance. If you have any concerns or need professional assistance, reach out to the experts at Anderson Toyota’s service department. They’ll provide the guidance and support you need to keep your car in excellent shape all summer long. Enjoy a trouble-free driving experience under the sun!

If you have any other questions and concerns or need to get your vehicle serviced please schedule a service online here  or give us a call at 866-436-5356. 




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