Summer Tips

Air conditioning spray
Now that the weather is warming up, do you notice odd smells coming from the air conditioning in your car?
As your car becomes older, or when the air conditioning system is used infrequently, bacteria, micro-organisms, mold and fungi may start growing, just behind the dash panel on the evaporator causing some very unpleasant odors. This can cause allergic reactions, coughing and sneezing.
This problem can be solved by using an anti-bacterial treatment that destroys the bacteria growth and leaves your car smelling fresh again.  You can do this yourself by spraying the treatment in the fresh air intake vent while the a/c fan is on high.



Summer heat can be hard on your battery
Wintertime is notorious for dead batteries and early morning jumpstarts. But the truth is that hot weather is even tougher on your battery.
Summer heat can speed up the chemical reaction inside a battery, causing the battery to be overcharged.   This can dramatically shorten the lifespan of your battery. Heat can also damage the battery by evaporating internal battery fluid
The best way to keep your battery running smoothly is to keep it clean. A dirty battery can actually cause the current to drain.   Regularly detach the battery cables and wipe off the terminals. Make sure the battery is strapped down tightly and that all connections are secure.



Keeping it cool in the summer heat

The summer heat can be cruel to an automobile. The greatest number of breakdowns occur during summer is due to overheating.
Lack of coolant results in overheating as the engine has nothing to counterbalance the heat. You should check coolant fluid levels in the radiator at least once a week. You should also have your coolant flushed and changed every two years by a trusted mechanic. Remember to never remove the radiator cap until the engine is thoroughly cooled.