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06/07/2016

How to Keep Your Car in Good Shape This Summer

The summer season is known for its warm temperatures and ideal vacation conditions. However, if you're stuck commuting every day, you know the rising temperatures can also be unpleasant. You may not be surprised to find that your car would agree with you. To keep your vehicle protected in the heat this summer, follow these simple tips from Advanced Filtration Technologies, Inc. in Williston.

Keep an Eye on Your Tires

Cold winter temperatures can cause your tires to lose pressure, so it should come as no surprise that the opposite is true in the summer heat. Escalating temperatures and the hot asphalt your tires rest on can cause air to expand inside your tires. This expansion then causes your tires' air pressure to increase and surpass the recommended pressure. What this means for your tires is reduced traction on the road, decreased fuel economy, and can even lead to blowouts. To avoid these issues, check your tire pressure monthly and make the necessary adjustments to keep yourself safe.

Test Your Battery

Most people worry about the added strain on their car battery during the winter months, but the summer months can be just as trying. Rising temperatures can weaken your battery and put more strain on it. It makes sense when you think of the extra work you put your battery through to keep your car cool. To avoid being surprised by a dead battery, remember that you should replace yours every three to five years. If you're not sure how old your battery is, have it tested to see how much life it has left in it. Don't forget to also check its connections. These should be tight, clean, and free of corrosion.

Fill up on Coolant

Coolant is also known as radiator fluid or antifreeze. The reason some call it coolant is because it helps keep your engine cool and prevents it from overheating. During the summer, outdoor temperatures combined with your vehicle's operating temperature can make overheating much more of a possibility. To avoid overheating and the damage it can cause to your engine, be sure your radiator always has the right amount of coolant in it. You can carry extra coolant in your car just in case you start to run low while out driving around. Remember that you should never remove the radiator cap while it's hot. Boiling coolant and steam can cause serious burns if you're not careful. It's also important that you close the cap securely when you're done in order to avoid having your coolant evaporate. Before the summer heat has a chance to affect your car, be sure to get a synthetic oil change in Williston. For more information about the best synthetic oil for your car, contact Advanced Filtration Technologies, Inc. in Williston. Be sure to check out our website for a full stock of our AMSOIL products. Call us at (701) 572- 3780 to place your order today!

Get an Oil Change

The summer is the perfect time to make the change to a full synthetic oil. When you compare conventional oil against synthetic oil, synthetic oil provides you and your vehicle with more benefits. Among these benefits are better engine protection, less engine strain, and reduced wear. You can rely on synthetic oil to hold onto its viscosity no matter the weather. Because your oil will evaporate less quickly and flow better, you can be sure your engine will run stronger. For the best results, complement your synthetic oil change with a filter change as well.

Check Your Transmission Fluid

Transmission fluid is one of the most overlooked fluids in your vehicle. However, to fully protect your vehicle this summer, a transmission fluid check will be necessary. Keep in mind that the heat can cause this fluid to break down and not perform as well as it should. It's important that you check its condition in order to make sure it's not dirty or burned out. While transmission flushes and fluid replacements aren't commonly necessary on automatic cars, you still want to make sure your transmission fluid is at the right level and properly doing its job.

Avoid the Sun

The summer sun can be quite harsh. If you're prone to sunburn, then you know how quickly the sun can cause damage. Your car may not get sunburned like you do, but that doesn't mean it doesn't suffer in the sun. The harsh rays this season can actually cause quite a bit of damage to your car's exterior. Protect your paint job by routinely washing your car and having it waxed. A wash will remove built up grime while a wax will offer a protective layer between your paint and the sun. When possible, park in the shade or a covered area.

Synthetic Oil Change Near Me in Williston

For help finding the best synthetic oil for your engine, contact Advanced Filtration Technologies, Inc. in Williston. Call us at (701) 572- 3780 to find out more about our full range of AMSOIL products. Don't forget to ask about our AMSOIL Oil deals and specials!
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