If you've ever been to Las Vegas in the summer, you know that temperatures soar well above 100 degrees fahrenheit every day! The extreme dry heat can do some severe damage to your car if you do not keep an eye out for your vehicle. According to the American Automobile Association, they receive over 78,000+ phone calls every summer for flat tires, dead batteries, and overheating engines. Proper auto maintenance can help you avoid being in those dangerous situations and ensure you get from Point A to Point B safely.
Here is how to protect your car components from the Las Vegas heat.
Flat tires are more likely to happen in the summer months. On the other hand, hot weather can also cause your tires to expand. Therefore, you should regularly check your tire pressure, tread, and wear to ensure you are riding around safely.
Failing batteries are also more common in the summer. The intensive heat can damage or weaken the battery since the heat is likely to evaporate battery acid. To avoid battery damage, try parking in the shade as much as you can. Additionally, clean up signs of corrosion and always make sure that your battery is properly in place.
Your fluids (engine oil, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and windshield washer fluid) should be monitored year-round, but it is imperative in the summer. You can also consider flushing your cooling system to ensure your engine won't overheat.
Additionally, we recommend that you keep an emergency vehicle kit year-round in case your car breaks down. This kit should include the essentials: jumper cables, flashlight, road flares, water, and nonperishable food items, and a first aid kit.
These are several preventive measures you should take to improve your safety on the road. If you ever require maintenance or repair services for your car or are looking for more information on vehicle needs, stop by Red Rock Repair today or give us a call at (702) 718-4808!