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Is hot weather bad for my vehicle?
The summer months are here, and if you live anywhere within the California Central Valley, you know what this means! Consecutive days where you can expect temperatures to reach and exceed 100+ degrees. That heat exposure can spell disaster for your vehicle, but it also makes driving a nightmare, especially if something goes wrong with your air conditioning system.
All that heat can lead to electrical and mechanical failure in your vehicle. Your coolant system plays an integral role in regulating the operating temperature of your vehicle. Excessive heat can make it harder for it to do its job, and if temperatures get too high, you might experience complete vehicle failure.
How can I cool my vehicle down in summer?
We recommend, first and foremost, paying attention to your coolant and your vehicle's temperature gauge. The best way to prevent heat-related issues is to ensure your coolant does its job. Beyond that, you can cool the interior of your vehicle by servicing your air conditioning system, tinting your windows within legal limits, and purchasing vehicle window shades.
How do I know if I need to service my air conditioning system?
Luckily, your air conditioning system will let you know when things are going wrong. How, you might ask? Well, it simply won't blow cold air, haha! You'll notice that vehicle produces lukewarm temperature air, not necessarily hot. If you experience this, it's time to bring your vehicle in for an air conditioning service. Your auto repair center might service your freon, fans, or more.
Beat the heat this summer and keep your car in its best condition by paying attention to more than just the air conditioning. Consider the paint job and how it helps to preserve your vehicle over time. Find a certified collision repair center to help with any doors that don't close properly or specific paint-related issues you need help with.
Beat the heat this summer and visit CARSTAR Robert's Collision in Monterey, CA, to seal up all those cracks. We can help realign doors, seal windows, repair paint, detail, and so much more! Please schedule an appointment with us today, and see what makes us so unique in the Monterey community!