How to Prep Your Car for Summer Heat
Here, in the Deep South, we’re currently playing a game of seasonal madness. He have Winter one day, Spring the next. It’s fun. Y’all up North should look into it… Whee. But, seriously, those 100 degree days of July and August are just around the corner.
The heat isn’t just hard on people. It can wreak havoc on autos as well, from the daily commuter to the bug out mobile. There are ways to fight the effects though. Jerry Reynolds, America’s other sensible car guru (with Eric Peters) offers 7 tips for keeping the car cool during the long days of summer. Check it out at his Car Pro site; check it all out.
Picture by Jerry Reynolds.
Summer does seem to sneak up out of nowhere every single year. But we know it’s right around the corner. So it makes sense to prepare now – that being what we do around prepper land. Reynolds covers seven areas to make sure you inspect and prep for the heat:
One. AC and Battery
Two. Coolant (Duh)
Four. Wiper Blades
Five. Belts and Hoses
Six. All Fluids
Seven. Wax Job
For each area he explains why it is so important. The coolant and the AC are self-suggesting. Some of the others might not be. The tires are the most important parts on any car, being what connects it to the road. Summer brings showers which necessitates using the wipers. ETC.!
All of this makes perfect sense and makes for a perfect reminder. Many thanks to Mr. Reynolds.
Keep your cool when the heat is on; beat the heat on the street. Be prepared, be ready, and be comfortable.
Perrin Lovett writes about freedom, firearms, and cigars (and everything else) at www.perrinlovett.me. He is none too fond of government meddling.