Time for Summer!

April 17th, 2017 by

Summer is always the best time of the year. School break, family vacations, graduations, and being able to enjoy the outdoors! While you are having fun in the sun, don’t forget that while it might be your favorite time of the year, your car on the other hand doesn’t like it so much. Here at Smart Motors, we always like to take the time each year to inform our customers of a few important things to keep in mind about your car care during the hotter months.

Wash your car often
In Tucson, Monsoons take their toll on car paint. As you know, Monsoons not only bring rain, but lots of dust. Doing a simple wash down every couple weeks will help the paint to stay intact longer. Removing dust particles will help prevent your paint from fading. Also keep in mind that along with washing, waxing your vehicle every few washes will also help prevent the paint fading and chipping away.

Use dashboard protectors
If you are unable to park in a garage or a covered parking spot, use a sunshade. Using a dashboard protector doesn’t only help protect you from burning your hands on the steering wheel or seat belts, but it will also help prevent your dash from cracking and fading.

Keep a close eye on your tires
With extreme heat, tires can sometimes suffer. Watch your tire pressure levels. A good estimate to use when comparing tire pressure to air temperature is for every 10 degrees F, tire pressure will adjust by 1 psi. For example, if the outside air temperature increases 10 degrees, the tire pressure will increase by 1 psi. Pay close attention, no one wants to be changing a tire on the side of the road in 110 degree weather!!

Come see us at Smart Motors located at 5200 E Speedway Blvd 85712 or call us at 520-314-4551 or visit our website at smartmotorstucson.com if you have any questions about how to best maintain your car during these upcoming summer months! We are always happy to help!

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