With icy roads and drivers who are not used to driving in snow on a regular basis, we often think of winter as being the most dangerous time of year to drive in the Dekalb, GA area. While this may be the case, driving in the summer presents its own set of automotive safety risks and hazards. To keep these risks at bay, follow these helpful safety tips.
Keep Drinking Water In Your Trunk
Rural Georgia is one of the last places you would want to have a car breakdown in the summertime. As far as options are concerned, neither suburban nor urban Georgia is much more attractive. The most important rule of summertime driving safety is to store snacks and ample drinking water in your trunk. This way, you can stay hydrated and nourished in the event that you do break down—no matter how far away from civilization you are.
Use a Sunshade
If you are a shrewd driver, you probably already park under the shade whenever the option is available. In addition to doing this, invest in a sunshade and use it when parking your car outside to keep the sun from gaining exposure to every nook and cranny of your vehicle’s interior. While your car will still feel like an oven when you are finished running your errands and ready to drive home, it will feel like a simmering oven rather than one that is ready to broil you.
Have Your Vehicle Serviced
When the weather is hot, automotive fluids evaporate and car batteries die more easily than they do when temperatures are more mild. It is especially important to keep up with your car’s maintenance schedule during the summer and to visit an automotive repair professional at the first signs that your brakes, engine, or tires need servicing.
At Dekalb Tire and Automotive Repair, we know how to recognize the signs that a vehicle is struggling and restore it to full health so that it can take on the heat of summertime in Georgia. If your car does not seem to be operating to its full potential or it has been awhile since you last serviced your vehicle and you want to take every possible precaution to prevent experiencing an automotive breakdown this summer, we can help. To schedule a service appointment with an experienced and knowledgeable automotive repair expert at one of our six Dunwoody area locations, call (404) 252-9895.