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OUR BLOG

08/09/2017
Protecting your vehicle from seasonal damages is a year round job. However, the summer sun can really turn into an issue. To learn more about how it can affect your car and how to prevent these damages, keep reading.

How to Protect Your Vehicle from Sun Damage

If you've noticed that your car tends to look a bit more worn down after the summer and doesn't quite seem at its best, you're not wrong. The sun's UV rays and the extreme heat can all contribute to a general decline in your vehicle's performance and aesthetics. To find out what you can do to prevent this, keep reading.

Maintain Your Oil

Oil changes are a must if you want to keep your engine in the best state possible. However, during the summer months it is even more crucial that you stay on top of your oil change intervals. If you're wondering why this is, take into consideration that heats causes liquids to evaporate quicker. In your oil's case, it may evaporate or burn off much faster than during other seasons. This means your engine will be left more exposed and susceptible to damages. To avoid this from happening, be sure to check your oil level and condition regularly. It also helps to get a synthetic oil change since this type of oil is known to perform better in all temperatures. To learn more about the benefits of using a synthetic oil, click here.

Keep an Eye on Your Coolant

Your coolant's main job is to keep temperatures under the hood manageable so that your car can continue to perform well. However, if there is an issue in your cooling system, no matter how small, the added heat due to the season can make it worse. Leaks, low coolant levels, or even mechanical issues can all lead to overheating and engine damage in the most serious of cases. To prevent this from becoming a reality, check your coolant level regularly. If it seems to be disappearing quite quickly, you might have an issue somewhere in the cooling system. Get this checked out in order to avoid an overheating engine on your next drive.

Other Fluids to Look out For

Your coolant and oil are very important, but they're not the only fluids that keep your car going. Others, including your transmission fluid and brake fluid, should also be monitored. Just like the heat can cause your oil to evaporate, it can also make your gas disappear in the same way. To prevent this from happening, do your best to park your car in a shady, cool area. This can help reduce the amount of heat your car has to deal with and keep your car in better shape. To find the best fluid for your car, including synthetic oil, contact Advanced Filtration Technologies, Inc. Give them a call at (701) 572- 3780 to get the best synthetic oil recommendations. You can also browse all of their quality AMSOIL products in the comfort of your home by visiting their online shop.

Protect It from the Sun

The sun is a very powerful force that we have to protect ourselves from, and the same goes for your car. Your car may not get sunburns, but it can suffer damages to the paint job thanks to sun's strong UV rays. Parking in the shade or in a covered area can help put a stop to this. Applying a new layer of wax to your exterior is another great way to give your paint added protection. Don't forget to also protect interior parts that are often exposed to the sun as well. Using a sun shield in your windshield is a great way to prevent damage to leather seats and your dashboard.

Keep Your Tires Properly Inflated

As the heat increases so will the air pressure in your tires. Higher temperatures are known to cause air to expand, meaning your tires will likely end up being overinflated. Not only can this reduce your traction, when combined with the hot roads your tires have to be in contact with, it can also greatly increase your chances of getting a blowout. To prevent this, be sure your tires are still in good working condition and at the right air pressure. Use a pressure gauge to check your air pressure monthly and make the necessary adjustments. For a full range of AMSOIL's synthetic oils, click here.

Give Your Car a Synthetic Oil Change in Dickinson

Don't let your engine suffer this summer! Give your car a synthetic oil change in Dickinson for the best engine protection. Contact Advanced Filtration Technologies, Inc. at (701) 572- 3780 to find the best oil for your car. You can also browse their online shop for a full selection of the best AMSOIL Oil products.
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