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4 Reasons To Get A Summer Health Check

When summer comes around we're all encouraged to get beach body ready, which basically means eating properly and exercising because, let's face it, we're going to be wearing as few clothes as possible to enjoy the sun and get an even tan without random strips on non-tanned skin.​ What we often forget is that our vehicles need to be prepared for the rigours of summer as well. Luckily, you can give them a summer health check to ensure that they are 100% ready for summer. If you need more convincing, here are four excellent reasons to book one today:

1. Ensures Your Air Conditioning Is Working

Let's face it, we don't really get much of a chance to use our air conditioning in the UK, so when we do, it needs to be working properly. Every year, your air con loses charge and air vents can get built up with bacteria and pollen. This leaves it working below its optimum capacity.

When you book your vehicle in for a summer health check, its air conditioning system performance will be checked. If it isn't working to its full capacity, the fault will be reported for further work to be scheduled in.

Air Conditioning

2. Key Vehicle Components Are Inspected

​Checking your vehicle's air conditioning system is the main priority during a summer health check, but we also check key vehicle components including tyres, fluids, battery and windscreen.

Keep On Top Of Vehicle Fluids

When it comes to tyres, you always need to make sure that they are road legal, no matter what time of year it is. With regards to summer, high temperatures alter tyre pressures and can aggravate existing tyre damage. This means it is important to keep an eye on your tyre pressures to ensure that they are not under- or over-inflated, which can impact steering and braking.

There are a number of fluids that you need to keep an eye on, but they become especially important over summer when the temperatures are higher. If your engine coolant drops below the minimum mark, you are in danger of having a costly over-heating breakdown. It also goes without saying that you need to check your oil level to avoid any serious damage.

Although batteries are traditionally more of a concern during winter, they are put under a lot of stress in the summer as well. Excessive heat can cause battery fluid to evaporate or overcharge the battery. As a result, you should regularly check the battery fluid level and top up with distilled water when necessary.

It may sound silly, but making sure your windscreen wipers are working is a top priority over summer. Despite the lack of rain (hopefully), a dirty windscreen and glare from the sun can harm your visibility. As well having wiper blades that work effectively, you need to have enough windscreen wash.

Replace Wiper Blades and Top Up Screenwash

3. The First 100 Are Free

Normally we would charge you £19.99 for a summer health check, but as a special promotion, the first 100 vehicles that are booked in will receive this service free of charge. So, by booking yours in now you could save money on the check itself and potentially prevent any breakdowns this summer.

4. Manufacturer Trained Technicians

You can rest assured that when you book your vehicle in for its summer health check with us it will be taken care of by manufacturer trained technicians using the latest diagnostic equipment.