Common Vehicle Problems in the Chicago Summer Heat

It’s Getting Hot!

The height of the summer heat is here, and that means wear and tear on your vehicle that it doesn’t see over the rest of the year. There are some special considerations you should make during these hottest months – and being proactive about them could make all the difference in keeping your vehicle running at its best!

Mind The Tires

It’s no mystery that rubber is affected by the heat. During the hot Chicago summers, blacktop, buildings, and traffic can make tire temperatures soar well beyond the air temp! Because air expands as it gets warmer, your tire pressure actually increases as tires get hotter – which can lead to catastrophic blowouts!

Make sure your tires are in good shape and properly inflated to avoid trouble. If you need any help, give us a call!

Battery Troubles

The heat can affect your battery’s charge, damage wiring, and even accelerate corrosion. As temperatures rise, it’s a good idea to have your battery inspected by a professional, and replaced if needed. If your car’s electrical systems are behaving strangely, get an inspection right away!

You can pay a visit to Milito’s Auto Repair for inspections, repairs, replacement batteries, and more!

Tips to Beat the Summer Heat Damage on Your Car

Damaged Belts and Hoses

The hotter the weather, the more likely your car’s belts and hoses are to crack, stretch, or simply soften and become more susceptible to damage. Check for leaks at the beginning of each day, keep an eye on fluid levels, and examine your belts and hoses for damage as best you can.

For a more thorough review, including those hard to see places, as well as any necessary replacements, you can depend on Milito’s!

Make sure you avoid car problems this summer by paying close attention to these key areas.

Our professional team can help see damage before it gets too bad, make repairs with top quality parts, and and keep you out of trouble on the road – no matter how hot it gets!

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