With warmer weather and longer days just around the corner, it’s time to dust off the winter cobwebs and get ready for spring. You likely have a big spring clean on your to-do list, but it’s important that you give your car some TLC in preparation for the warmer months ahead too. Whilst the weather is still mild at the moment, spring and summer will be here before we know it, so we thought it was a good time to discuss some of the most common car problems that occur as a result of the warmer weather.

Familiarising yourself with common summer vehicle issues can help you spot any issues early and ensure that your car is safe to drive, saving you money on costly problems down the line too.

Here are three common spring and summer car problems.

Overheating engine

Hot weather and long drives can be problematic for your car. It’s not uncommon for engines to overheat when the weather gets hot, so it’s important to take all of the necessary steps to ensure that your car is ready for the warmer weather. Ensuring that the coolant levels are correct will keep the engine as cool as possible. If your engine has overheated a few times before, it’s worth taking your car to a reputable garage to get it checked over and to ensure that your car is safe to drive.

Tyre punctures

Hot roads can put extra pressure on your tyres and hot weather can make any existing damage to your tyres even worse. Unfortunately, tyre punctures can be common when the weather is warm. The best way to ensure that your tyres are ready for any warm weather is to regularly check the tyre pressure. If you notice that the pressure is dropping quickly, it’s possible you have a slow puncture and you’ll need to take a trip to your local garage to have your tyre replaced.

Air conditioning leaks

Most of us rely on our car’s air conditioner to keep us cool when the weather is warm outside. However, cranking up the air con every day can cause a few issues, so it’s important that you give the unit the maintenance and TLC it requires to continue operating smoothly and efficiently. To keep your air conditioning unit in top condition and prevent it from leaking, we recommend getting it serviced and topped up every couple of years.

If you’re looking for a reliable garage in Longton and Stoke-on-Trent, look no further than Adderley Green Garage Ltd. We offer repairs, servicing, MOTs and used car sales. You can rely on us for all of your auto needs. To learn more about our services, visit our website.