Seasonal Driving Tips

Summer


Summer is here and whilst we always think of the positives this can bring, we can sometimes forget about the negatives! In winter we always think of the negative effects the weather can have on our cars so why don't we do this in summer? Here are some things you may want to consider:

Wet or lost keys

There is usually a way to open your can an alternative way if the fob is damaged. Your vehicle handbook should explain a way to do this, just make sure you read this before! However, if you've lost your keys you may need to call for assistance.

Punctures

The chances of having a puncture in the summer is increased due to the higher temperatures, so be sure to keep tyre pressures within the recommended levels.

Overheating

Overheating is caused by a cooling system problem. One way to reduce the risk is to check the coolant and cooling system on a regular basis.

Glare

To avoid the terrible glare of the sun: keep your windscreen clean, keep your wipers in good condition and it's always handy to have a pair of sunglasses close by.

Tiredness

Long days out and in the sun can be exhausting, especially if you have a long drive home. If you're tired, take a break and stretch your legs. 20 minutes off the road can improve your alertness.

Hay fever

If you are taking medication to ease your hay fever, make sure it's non-drowsy otherwise you could be putting yourself and others in danger.

Fire

Never throw a cigarette out of the window. Verges, embankments and dirt tracks can become dry so a lit cigarette could cause a serious fire - especially if there is leaked oil/ petrol on the floor.


So in conclusion, drive as normal but just use some common sense. It's a great time of year to explore all that the UK and Yorkshire has to offer but it is important that we all do our bit to stay safe out there. If you have any questions about the safety of your vehicle through the summer contact our Aftersales team