Common Summer Car Problems To Avoid

Summer is right around the corner and that means that there is going to be a lot of traveling in the near future. With more traveling comes more car issues. Those same temperatures that can make your road trip so much fun can also cause your car to break down. Here New Image Towing details several common car issues that people face during the summer months.

Dead Battery

The summer months are actually the worst time of year for your car battery. The heat and humidity frequently take a major toll on your battery’s life and effectiveness. The warmer conditions accelerate corrosion, which will reduce the battery’s ability to produce power. Replace your car battery every three to five years to prevent this issue. Talk to your local car mechanic about the best battery to suit your car’s needs.

Broken Air Conditioning

When the temperature rises during the summer, your air conditioning ends up working overtime. It is important to keep an eye on your fluid levels and ensure that your battery and electrical system are working properly. If you are having trouble with your air conditioning, be sure to have a professional check your refrigeration fluid and/or the condenser. (*NOTE* These fluids are hazardous so do not try and handle them yourself.)

Overheating Engine

The temperature reaches an all-time high during the summer months and it is not just us who feels the heat. Your car’s engine can get extremely hot even when it is sitting inside. Vehicles come with a coolant system, which helps cool down the engine, however hot weather means the coolant would have to work harder than normal. A common mistake that car owners commit is occasionally topping up the coolant of the car, as there is not enough of a leak. We recommend that you check the car coolant level regularly. An overheated engine is a very common summer car problem and we don’t want anyone to be stranded in the summer heat.

Fuel Leak

With summer heat comes unwanted fuel leaks. The evaporation happens when the weather is hot so the heat causes the liquid fuel in your tank to vaporize. The trapped vapor causes the pressure in the fuel tank to rise. Cars are designed to allow this excess pressure to escape through a system of hoses where it is held until your car engine needs to use it. If there is a cracked hose in the system, the vaporized fuel leaks resulting in low gas mileage. If it happens, take your car to your local repair shop. The mechanic can assess the issue and have you back on the road in no time.

Need A Tow?

Need Emergency Roadside Assistance in Forest Park and around metro Atlanta? Whether you have a broken-down vehicle, flat tire, car lockout, or dead battery, New Image Towing’s 24/7 quick roadside assistance and towing services are just a quick phone call away.

Our 24/7 emergency roadside assistance is there quickly to help resolve your car emergency. New Image Towing Emergency Roadside Assistance will rapidly dispatch a towing professional to your location around the Forest Park and metro Atlanta area as quickly as possible to help resolve your roadside emergency. We are quick to respond, and our auto towing and car lockout services are set up to get your problem resolved in no time.

With New Image Towing, you will never be stranded on the side of the road or busy highway. Call today for emergency roadside assistance from the professionals in Forest Park and Atlanta.

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