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Texas Summer: Car Care Amidst Fun Breaks

Updated: Oct 2, 2023

Summer in Texas means endless sunshine, outdoor adventures, and, unfortunately, scorching temperatures and high humidity. While you enjoy your summer break to the fullest, it's crucial to keep in mind that the intense heat and humidity can take a toll on your vehicle. Scroll down to learn more about how you can properly maintain your car during the unforgiving Texas summer months.

Car Care Tips for Texas Summer

Man power washing a car
  • Protecting Your Car's Exterior: The scorching Texas sun can fade your car's paint and cause damage over time. To protect the exterior, park in shaded areas or use car covers when parking outdoors. Regularly wash your car to remove dirt and debris that can contribute to paint damage, and apply a quality wax or sealant to add a protective layer against UV rays.

  • Keeping Your Engine Cool: In the Texas heat, your car's engine can face increased stress. Check your coolant levels regularly and ensure proper circulation to prevent overheating. Regular maintenance, including radiator flushes, can help keep your engine running smoothly during the hot summer months.

  • Tire Maintenance: High temperatures can cause the air inside your tires to expand, leading to overinflation. Monitor your tire pressure regularly and keep it within the recommended range. Overinflated tires can compromise traction and increase the risk of a blowout. Additionally, inspect the tires for any signs of wear or damage, as hot roads can exacerbate existing issues.

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  • Battery Health: Extreme heat can accelerate battery fluid evaporation and lead to corrosion and reduced battery life. Inspect your battery regularly for signs of wear or leakage and ensure tight connections. If your battery is more than three years old, have it tested to ensure it can handle the demands of a Texas summer.

  • Interior Protection: The intense Texas sun can cause your car's interior to become unbearably hot. Invest in sunshades to shield your dashboard, steering wheel, and seats from direct sunlight. Consider using window tinting to reduce the amount of UV radiation and heat entering your car's cabin.

While enjoying your summer break in Texas, don't

forget to prioritize car care and protection. By following these essential tips, you can safeguard your vehicle from the heat and humidity while indulging in memorable summer activities. Embrace the joy of summer in Texas, knowing that your car is ready for the adventure.

All the Essential Tune-Ups/Maintenance in One Place!

When it comes to keeping your vehicle running smoothly, regular tune-ups and maintenance are essential. At Seymour's Garage, we take pride in offering a comprehensive range of services to address all your vehicle's maintenance and repair needs. From routine check-ups to complex repairs, our expert technicians are here to provide top-notch service and keep your car in optimal condition.

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