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WATCH: How can warm weather affect my car?

2019-06-28 14:02

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Warmer weather might be some time away, but here's how it can affect your vehicle. 

While cold temperatures might affect your battery, so can extreme heat. Th chemicals in your car battery can get hot and cause it not to work as effectively.

The same applies to fluids in you vehicle, so always make sure you have checked your oil and water levels before you set off to a scorching day.

If your vehicle parks outside all day, make sure to cover the steering wheel, seats or gear-lever and gear shifter to keep it cooler and prevent yourself from burning when teaching hot leather or metal elements.

Tyres also suffer in the heat and can blister or crack due to extreme temperatures. Keep your eyes on your tyre conditions and replace them with new ones if you see any damage.
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