Check each of your tires’ pressure when the car is cold and hasn’t been driven for several hours for the most accurate results.
Deflate or inflate your tires according to the PSI recommendations set by the tire’s manufacturer. These recommendations can typically be found on a sticker located inside the driver’s side door.
Summer is meant to be a season of fun and relaxation, and nothing wrecks that quite like an overheated car on the side of the road in the middle of a road trip. By keeping these suggestions in mind, your car will bear the brunt of summer heat much more efficiently - and best of all, none of these are particularly expensive or time-consuming to deal with, as long as you remain diligent.
However, if you do experience any car overheating trouble, you should look to have your vehicle inspected as soon as possible to prevent engine damage. In this case, the mechanics at YourMechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your overheating issue and make any needed repairs to make sure your car is good to drive.
This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as How to Keep Your Car Cool in Summer and was authored by Michelle Ballestrasse.