In summer it is advisable to pay attention to several things, which are not present in other seasons. First of all, you should get the summer tires on your vehicle after the winter season is over. They’ll make your trips on the roads much safer, providing you shorter stopping distance, lower consumption and longer durability than the winter tires. Also, you should check the pressure in the tires before starting a longer journey.
Moreover, besides the gas level you should check, and if necessary refill the fluids in the car. Check the motor oil’s level by following the steps of your car’s manual, and if you find it less than enough, refill it. Repeat the same with the coolant and the windshield washer liquid, so you can make sure these won’t be sources of any problem later during your trips.
With the increased temperature, people might become dehydrated, exhausted, thus inattentive and impatient. Hot weather effects our reflexes as well, and makes us more stressed than usual. On the hottest days you should keep in mind to have a bottle of water with you all the time, because our body perspires more in the heat. Wear sunglasses in order to protect your eyes, and of course to see better in the bright sunshine. It might seem unnecessary, but you might experience slight sunburn on your arm, which is closer to the window, so you may find it useful to apply sun cream on your skin which is more exposed to the sunlight.
Pay increased attention to cyclist, and motorists, since this is their high season. Moreover, count on the more frequent traffic jams, and drive carefully in the crowd. Take shorter breaks, so you can have some rest, additionally the motor will have time to cool down. Make sure if you’re travelling with children, to provide them with enough toys for the trip.