Tips for a safe and cool long drive during summers
As we all know, driving during summers can be highly expensive. The on-going AC inside the car to keep the temperature cool increases fuel consumption, which directly adds to the expenditure of the car owner. But, long drives are the best during summers. Especially long weekends to hill-stations and summer holidays in school make it mandatory to go out for long drives and spend quality time with family & friends.
So, the question remains. How can we lower the expenditure and still enjoy long drives without feeling the heat? For starters, there are various precautionary measures that one can take to prevent loss of cool from inside the car and ensure optimum use of fuel. Here are some basic steps to follow before you head out with your family & friends for a long drive.
Checking the Windshield
Windshield plays an integral part in maintaining the structure of a car body. It supports the overall car structure and also prevents any harm to passengers during unforeseen events. Ensure that you replace or repair the windshield (if required) for a safe journey. Also, the front seat passengers are more prone to sunburns and harmful effects of UV rays due to the front windshield. To prevent your family and yourself from such damage, it is recommended to switch to AIS SolarGlas windshield. This windshield offers maximum protection from the sun, keeping the interiors of the car much cooler for a longer time, eventually leading to fuel-efficiency.
If you are driving a car that is aged 4 years old or more, it is advisable to check the battery terminals and cables for corrosion. Also, the high usage of AC is quite evident during the summer season. Therefore, make sure to keep a spare coolant in the car, if in case, the battery heats up too much and the car shuts down. It is recommended to the check the battery for optimum coolant level before you head out for the drive.
Wipers suffer maximum wear and tear as they are exposed to the various environmental elements. You should check your car’s wipers in summer to make sure that they are working properly and are not cracked. Cracked wipers usually leave streaks on the glass and do not clean the glass completely. It also damages the glass by leaving scratches on the windshield.
The visibility of the road ahead is an important factor for driving safe. However, while driving on dusty roads, the windshield may become murky. During such times, having a good set of wiper blades will easily clean the windshield and offer a clear view of the road.
Headlights are the most important components of a car. It offers a clear view of the road ahead at night. However, headlights suffer a great deal of distortion during the rainy season. Humidity and rain fog up the headlight, which makes it difficult for the driver to see clearly. The former season is then followed by summers, which make the plastic cover on the headlight change to a yellow colour. To get rid of such problems, it is advised to get the headlights cleaned thoroughly using only top class products. Also, make sure to take the vehicle to a renowned service center that boasts of trained technicians and excellent workmanship.
Follow these steps without fail for a safer, cooler, longer and enjoyable long drive this summer season. Be ready to drive smoothly without burning a hole in your pocket.
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