Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Volvo GLE
The searing heat of the sun during summer is not only hard on people but on cars as well. And if you want to ensure that your Volvo GLE would have a long life, then taking extra precautions during summer is your safest bet. Yes, your car is equipped to face any sorts of weather, but putting in extra effort would definitely increase its chance of getting through the harsh weather condition. Don't worry; you don't actually need to conduct drastic measures just to prevent your Volvo from succumbing to the sun's searing heat. Just try these simple yet effective upkeep tips and help improve your car's fighting chance.
Unless you want your Volvo GLE to turn into an oven, then you better make sure that you leave it parked under a shade. If you can't find an available indoor parking space, then the shade under a tree could do just the trick. Not only is the glaring heat of the sun bad for your car's paint, but it also puts unnecessary strain on your air conditioning system when you start it up. Leaving your car exposed from the heat will increase the cabin temperature and will take more time and effort to cool the air down when you need to leave already. So, better find your car some shaded parking space and save yourself and your A/C system the unnecessary trouble of dealing with the hot cabin air.
- Invest on a reliable car cover.
Aside from a shaded parking space, your car's next best bud against the heat would be a car cover. A car cover would protect the bodywork, especially the paint, from weakening and becoming susceptible to corrosion. Because remember, the heat won't just dull your car's paint but will also cause it to degrade faster, resulting in your car losing its primary defense from rust. So make sure that you have a reliable car cover handy for times when your car needs to be left out in the open. Don't worry because come rainy season, that car cover would still be able to protect your car, though this time it would be from rainwater.
- Don't forget to flush out the coolant.
You may have refilled your coolant a hundred times already to keep your engine from overheating. But during those times, have you been using tap water? Or were you even aware that there's a specific antifreeze-water ratio that needs to be followed to ensure the efficiency of your radiator? Well, here's a news flash: tap water introduces contaminants and alters the prescribed component of the coolant, which puts the radiator at risk of getting damaged. But have no fear, that's what the flushing out is for—to remove the contaminated coolant along with the contaminants it has acquired. So don't just pour in water or antifreeze, make sure that you also flush the entire contents of the radiator from time to time to ensure that it won't give up on you especially during the hot months.