Everyone looks forward to the beginning of summer; the warm weather, evening barbecues and frequent outdoor activities promise to put the doldrums of winter behind us for months on end. But some of the best things about summer, hot days and loads of sunshine, can create some of the worst conditions for your car. Make sure to take the following precautions to help your car cope with the inevitable heat of summer.
- Check Your Coolant – Most people are so used to calling the stuff in their radiator, “anti-freeze,” that they may not even know that it also anti-boil. The boiling point of antifreeze, sometimes called coolant, is higher than water’s boiling point of 212 degrees Fahrenheit. If your coolant boils it turns ...[more]