Preparing Your Vehicles For Summer And Transport

It’s now the middle of April and summer is just around the corner for most of the U.S. Is your car ready for the summertime driving conditions and transport?

You might ask, what’s the big deal about summer – do I really need to do anything different?

Depending on where you live, the answer may vary, but in general – Yes! You need to get your car, truck, or motorcycle ready for the warmer conditions and other environmental changes that driving on the roads during the summerhappen.

Here are some quick tips for summer vehicle prep

  • Get new windshield wiper blades. Especially if they haven’t been changed in the last 6 months. There’s nothing worse than bad visibility when the hard spring rains come or when you’re caught in a summer thunderstorm. Spend the few bucks to ensure you can see clearly when this happens.
  • Another great idea for windshields is to put on some RainX. This help the water “bead” and quickly stream off of the surface.
  • Check your tire tread and inflate tires to the correct pressure. While it’s been cold outside you may not have taken the time to really pay attention to your vehicle. Now’s the time to check the tread and make sure you are safe while also maintaining the correct tire pressure – if you don’t already have one you should get a tire pressure gauge to keep in your vehicle at all times. This is a great way to keep your vehicle running efficiently as incorrect tire pressure can severely reduce your miles per gallon.
  • Check minor mechanical issues that you have been putting off for the winter months. This will help get you through the warmer months safely and ensure that your vehicle is ready to go should you be needing to ship it.

It doesn’t take much time to quickly take stock of your car or truck’s condition and take care of the small issues. Once you do this you’ll be safer on the road and ready for any real problems that crop up.

If you’re going to ship your vehicle over the summer be sure to contact Cobalt Auto Services. We’re happy to help you with great auto transport rates across the U.S. and internationally. Call us toll free at 855-242-8090 or submit your free quote request form here.