May 20, 2014

Driving in Heat

Whilst many drivers think that the most damaging conditions for your car occur in the Winter months, most are not aware that driving in the summer heat can be just as bad for your vehicle.

With much of the country enduring almost unbearable hot spells this summer, and set to experience more heatwaves in the coming months, it is important to know the basic dangers of driving in heat and how to avoid them.

Extreme heat can cause problems to your battery, just as much as the cold spells do – be sure to check your battery at the start and end of every journey undertaken in high temperatures, to ensure that no adverse effects have befallen your battery.

Although it is not just your car that may suffer – keep an eye out for warped road surfaces, such as buckled or cracked tarmac, that could pose a danger to you and other road users.

Finally, take care of yourself when driving in heat – make sure to use your air conditioning when needed, and stay plenty hydrated when behind the wheel, as this will help you to stay much more alert and to drive at your best for as long as possible.

Safe driving this summer from Britannia!

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