Friday, August 2, 2013

Summer Car Tips To Beat The Heat!

At First City Credit Union, we want you to be safe during your travels in the heat. Here are some smart tips to prepare your car for the summer months ahead:

·         Change your oil
·         Have the vehicle's cooling system flushed and refilled
·         Have the HVAC system's performance tested
·         Make sure you have a front window sun shade to protect your dash
·         Check the battery for corrosion and remaining charge as high engine temperatures can wear it down

Also, don’t forget about general emergency preparedness. It’s always good to keep the following items in your car whether going on a road trip or not:

·         Two gallons of water
·         A back-up battery for your cell phone
·         A first aid kit including bandages, gauze, pain reliever, allergy medication and antiseptic
·         A simple tool kit with a selection of screwdrivers, a hammer, rubber mallet, an adjustable wrench and some pliers

Remember to be safe out there and enjoy the road!