Get a Car Service in Hotter Temperatures

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Summer is fast approaching and that means that a certain amount of preparation is required. We need to stock up on sun cream, get the ice cream in, clean and check the barbecue and get a car service. If you’re planning on going anywhere this summer, be it simply the usual commute to work or a longer trip to enjoy summer fun you need to make sure that your car receives a service that will guarantee that it is safe and ready for transporting you where you need to go in hotter temperatures.

Cars, like most things, need a certain amount of looking after all year round. Drivers rarely forget to be winter ready; they pack blankets, check tyres, check their oil and water, make sure the heating is working and so on. Summer servicing doesn’t often receive the same enthusiasm, however, if you understand cars and how they work, you’ll be careful not to put off your summer essential maintenance!

A hotter weather car service ensures that you enjoy safe and comfortable motoring this summer and covers all of these points and more:

Keep Your Car Hydrated

Us humans are regularly told to make sure that we drink enough, especially in hot weather. This is just as important for your car. Making sure that fluids such as windshield washer fluid, coolant, oil and so on are topped up is essential all year and more frequently in prolonged high temperatures.

Tyre Pressure and Tyre Health

When the sun comes out we tend to spend more time on the road visiting friends and family, driving to the beach, enjoying road trips and outdoor pursuits. What you might not realise is that when the weather is hotter the air in your car tyres tends to expand. This can make it difficult to get a true reading of what your tyre pressure actually is unless you really do know what you’re doing.

As well as tyre pressure it is important to ensure that the tread on your tyres is legal and safe, something a car service would pick up on straight away.

During car servicing, oil and filter changes will be undertaken and you’ll be advised if your fuel filters or anything else needs to be replaced. Keeping on top of these aspects of car maintenance saves you money in the long term. So if you are wondering where to go, DAT Tyres have a car servicing garage here making it easy to get these important safety points checked before things go wrong.

An Effective Car Service Reduces Fuel Costs

How can a car service help with fuel costs? You naturally spend more time out and about over the summer as you take advantage of the better weather. This means you use more petrol. If your car isn’t serviced and isn’t kept in tip-top condition you may suffer from what is called poor fuel economy. Basically, your fuel isn’t going to go as far and your car isn’t going to work quite so well. Keeping on top of these aspects of car maintenance saves you money in the long term.

Make sure that you are ready for summer and that your car is too. There’s nothing like a breakdown or poor performance to ruin the holiday mood.

Summer Essentials For When the Sun Returns

Damn you British weather! I spent a fortune this weekend on super healthy food to help banish the *few* extra pounds I’ve accrued recently in order to make summer wear a little more comfortable (don’t worry, there will be no bikini action here any time soon). Now of course, after gorgeous sunny days and blue skies the sun has disappeared behind a big grey cloud and the weather forecast doesn’t seem able to tell me when it will be returning.

I do however (being an optimist) sincerely believe that the ball of warmth will return in time for the summer hols and when it does I will be ready for it. With my soup recipe book and salad spinner at the ready I am banishing the long winter comfort podge and getting myself kitted out for the beach. While I am buying nothing clothing related until I have lost a few pounds I am able to get a head start on the accessories.

First of all I want a nice summery bag. Bear in mind that I will not be sauntering along a white gold beach in the Mediterranean with just myself and the good husband; I will be bounding along the Yorkshire coastline with a Frisbee, two very excited boys and the good husband. I will be looking for something stylish which will hold the sun creams, wipes and all of the other goodies I lug around.

I will be looking for sunglasses. Not your everyday market stall glasses but something like some gorgeous Rayban Sunglasses and some Oakley UK ones for Roy. The one thing (other than using a tub of goose grease and a shoe horn to get into a swimming costume) that makes me blue about summer is the scream-inducing headaches I inevitably get when it is too sunny. Decent glasses that keep the glare off (and look fabulous) are a must.

Last on my list will be footwear. I’m a size five no matter what the scales or tape measure say about the rest of me so it is safe to buy these in advance. Strolling across the sandy beach is one thing but the rocky shore when shell collecting is another. I will be looking for cool and coloured soft canvas-type shoes to keep my feet safe!

That is as far as I’ve got with my list however I have seven weeks until the school breaks up for summer so I have time to add more. When summer shopping, what is your MUST have item?


*Written in collaboration with the mentioned business but true to my thoughts, feelings and experiences.

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