Extreme Weather is just that, Regardless of the Season!
Extreme summer weather, such as heat and heavy rains, can be a detriment to your automobile and driving conditions. Here are some of the ways that extreme summer weather can affect your car:
- Heat: High temperatures can cause your tire pressure to increase, which can lead to a blowout. Heat can also cause the engine to overheat, which can lead to serious damage.
- Rain: Heavy rains can cause flooding, which can make roads impassable. Rain can also make it difficult to see the road, which increases the risk of accidents.
- Storms: Summer storms can bring high winds, hail, and lightning. These hazards can damage your car and make it dangerous to drive.
Here are some tips for driving in extreme summer weather:
- Check your tire pressure regularly. In hot weather, your tire pressure can increase by 1-2 psi for every 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Keep your engine cool. If your car starts to overheat, pull over to the side of the road and let it cool down.
- Be aware of flooding. If you see flooded roads, don’t attempt to drive through them.
- Slow down and drive carefully. In wet weather, it takes longer to stop.
- Be aware of hazards. Watch out for fallen trees, power lines, and other debris.
By following these tips, you can help to keep your passengers, yourself, and your car safe during extreme summer weather.