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What are Some Reasons for Car Breakdowns in the Summer?

As the weather gets warmer, many of us will be using our cars to visit the beach, go on road trips, spend time with friends, and more. Our cars are being used much more - but are you remembering to take care of it, too? The heat combined with more driving can take a toll on our vehicles, so understand how to prepare our cars for summer and understand what are common causes of breakdowns can help you avoid car troubles over the next couple of months. 

Because our cars are being driven more in the summer, there are many more reasons that our cars can breakdown on us during this time. Here are some common reasons why our cars tend to breakdown more frequently during the summer: 

Check Engine Light - If your check engine light is on, it is important to have the issue inspected and diagnosed here at Honest Wrenches as soon as possible. Driving with the check engine light on can cause more harm than good, because it can make the problem worse and eventually more expensive. The only way to know for sure what is causing the problem is to have one of our trusted mechanic run diagnostics on your vehicle. 

Flat Tire - A flat tire is common in the summer, especially due to temperature change and the amount of cars on the road. Be sure to have your tire pressure checked and set correctly before heading out on any long drives along with a tire condition inspection.

Car Overheating - Make sure to pay attention to your engine temperature gauge on the dashboard. If you notice that it is running hotter than usual, you may want to have your vehicle inspected. A temperature warning can also turn on if your vehicle is at risk for engine overheating. 

Dead Car Battery - A dead car battery is also common during the summer, especially when it comes to high temperatures which can put a strain on the battery and cause battery fluid to evaporate or break down. A test here at Honest Wrenches can check for charge and ensure that your battery will last throughout the summer months. 

Before you head out on your summer driving, be sure to have your vehicle inspected here at Honest Wrenches to avoid any of the above from occurring on the road. We look forward to seeing you and making sure your vehicle is safe. 

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