It’s officially June, and the weather is really heating up here in the Philly area! To help you have a safe, incident-free summer, Driven2Drive is here to share some guidelines on driving in extremely hot weather. If you’re looking to take your road test or build your driving expertise with a friendly, qualified instructor this summer, you’re in luck – we offer both of these services at our six convenient locations throughout Greater Philadelphia!
What You Need to Know About Driving in Extremely Hot Weather
Heat and humidity can affect a car in many ways, from altering the tire pressure to causing more rapid wear on parts under the hood. Whether you’re heading out on a road trip or driving across town, it’s important to make sure your vehicle is adequately maintained. Here are a few key steps you should take to prepare for driving in extremely hot weather:
- Get your cooling system inspected – Needless to say, air conditioning is a wonderful thing to have in your car on hot summer days. To keep your cooling system in good working order and prevent damage to the engine, be sure to have it serviced regularly. You can find guidelines on how often your car should be inspected/serviced in the owner’s manual.
- Learn how to check your tire pressure – Hot weather causes the tires on a vehicle to expand, potentially increasing the risk of a blowout. So, it’s crucial to monitor your car’s tire pressure throughout the summer to make sure it stays in the appropriate range for your vehicle. Driving on well-maintained roads whenever possible will also help prevent tire troubles during any season.
- Keep an eye on your fluid levels – Maintaining proper fluid levels is vital to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Rising temperatures can result in fluids evaporating more quickly, so you’ll want to check them at regular intervals throughout the summer. This includes the brake fluid, motor oil, power-steering fluid, coolant/antifreeze and transmission fluid.
By following these tips, you’ll be set up for a summer of safe and successful driving in extremely hot weather!
Thrive in the Driver’s Seat with Help from Driven2Drive
Whether you’re already quite confident in the driver’s seat or you’re still working on getting there, Driven2Drive can help you get licensed and become a fully capable, independent driver. Proud to be PA’s first PennDOT-approved third-party license testing center, we typically have road test appointment availability in as little as two days. We also offer one-on-one driving lessons for anyone looking to sharpen their skills. To learn more and get scheduled at your preferred D2D location, call us today at 610-664-7400!