Safe Driving Tips for Summer

Hot tips for looking after your car in the summer…

With summer on its way, it is advisable for motorist to prepare their vehicles for the hot weather.

Many people are unaware that extended periods of hot weather and high levels of the suns harmful UV light can potentially cause more damage to your car than the freezing winter weather.

However, the risks of damage can be reduced by following these simple checks:


During hot weather your engine can overheat which could leave you stranded. To reduce your chances of this situation occurring make sure that your car has an adequate amount of coolant before setting off on any long road trips in the summer.


High temperatures can worsen damage to rubber so it is very important to do regular checks on your tyre pressure. If you are unsure what the correct pressure should be then check your car owner’s manual for the details. It is also a good idea to check the tyre pressure in your spare tyre, as you never know when you might need it.

Windscreen Wipers

The glare from the sun can be made much worse by a dirty windscreen, causing poor visibility and increasing the chances of being involved in an accident. Make sure you replace any worn or damaged wiper blades and keep your car stocked up with windscreen wash.


It is just as important to look after yourself when planning long summer journeys. Be sure to have a bottle of water available to avoid you getting overheated if you get6 stuck in a traffic jam. Heat can make you feel drowsy so make sure to open your windows and take regular breaks if you are feeling tired. Also keep a pair of sunglasses handy to stop the glare from the sun harming your eyes.


Road maintenance often takes place in the summer months, which can cause loose stones or tar on the roads which can damage your vehicle. Be sure to stick to recommended speed limits in these work areas to avoid damage.

The summer time is also a good time to get any damage to your paintwork repaired which you may have noticed from the winter. Here at Car Bodyguard we can save you up to 50 per cent off body shop prices, all without compromising on work quality. No matter what the damage, our car scratch repair services in Portsmouth, Hampshire will have your car looking good as new in no time.

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