68 summer driving tips
summer driving tips
By Vukasin Herbez on 2018-07-06 17:27:47
You would be surprised to learn that summer, not winter is the most dangerous driving season. During the summer, more people decide to go on longer trips, often abroad, and combined with high temperatures, big traffic jams, lack of concentration; summer driving can be pretty dangerous. We have already told you the basic summer checks for your car but now we will give you some important summer driving tips, just to be sure that your summer holiday goes without any problems and that a long drive to the seaside is an enjoyable experience. So, here they are.
Check your tires
As you already know, you should always have a set of summer tires on, and before going on long drives, check the tire pressure. Hot weather can affect tire pressure and you don‘t want to drive with a flat tire. If you don’t know what is the right tire pressure for your vehicle, you can always consult the user manual or find the chart on the sticker on the B pillar or on the gas filler lid. If you can‘t find it anywhere, search online. Every gas station is equipped with an air compressor, so when you fill your tank, check the pressure and you’ll be ready to go anywhere. If you traveling with the whole family and luggage it is a good idea to inflate the tires a bit more just to compensate for more weight of the car. Of course, be sure to not over inflate your tires since that can cause the tire to explode and you certainly don’t want that to happen.
Wisely use the air conditioning
All modern cars are equipped with air conditioning systems which have proved to be true lifesavers in the summer. However, despite the fact that most people cannot imagine driving without this feature, we recommend you use it wisely. First, be sure that the system is in full working condition. Second, never use the full power of climate control or create too big of a difference between outside and inside temperature. The temperature difference can make you feel nauseous and cause a headache. The recommended difference is about 10 degrees Celsius between outside and inside temperature. You will see that 10 degrees is more than enough to keep you cool and create an enjoyable difference between the outside and the interior of the car.
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