Summer-Proofing Your Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

If you live in an area known for its seasonably high temperatures during the summer months, then you should be taking the proper precautions necessary to summer-proof your wheelchair accessible vehicle, and ensure it runs at tip-top shape as the heat continues to rise.

Here are some essential vehicle maintenance tips that you need to consider as the summer season sets in.

Stock Up on Coolant

This should go without saying, but you should always keep an eye on your accessible vehicle’s coolant levels. Too little, and your engine wills start running hotter than normal. Add the high temperatures outdoors, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for disaster.

As a precaution, it’s always good to keep an extra bottle of coolant in the trunk, or under a seat, in case an emergency occurs while you’re on the road.

Cut Down on Cracks

High temperatures under the hood are pretty commonplace, which means its effects can be doubled or tripled during the summer months. High heat over time can cause cracks in hoses and tubing, which can lead to fluid leaks and even damage to your engine or other important components.

Regular servicing and replacement can help prevent costly damages, and extend the overall life of your mobility [...]

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