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How to Beat The Heat in Your Vehicle This Summer

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Yay, June! Summer is here and a lot of us are motivated to get outside more while also following social distancing guidelines. Now that we are allowed to go enjoy state parks, golf courses, hunting, and fishing, so many of us are excited to travel this Summer.

If you plan to hit the road to go hiking, golfing, fishing, or hunting, that’s great. Chances are good we may see you out there as well...at least 6-feet apart. But before you finalize your travel plans, we have a couple of suggestions on how to beat the heat in your vehicle this Summer.

Get a complete safety check.

A lot of our friends and neighbors haven’t been driving their cars as frequently or as long as they did in the pre-COVID era. In fact, several of them have confessed to pushing off auto repair and maintenance because of a shortage of money or time. That is why we encourage you to come into LK’s Auto Repair in Bremerton for a complete safety check before you hit the road. Let our auto repair team perform a visual inspection to make sure your tires, your air conditioning, your oil, and fluids are in good shape.

Pay attention to your car’s A/C system.

Most times, car owners will ignore their air conditioning systems until something isn’t working. If you can make a point to pay attention to how your A/C system is performing, you can stay ahead of expensive repairs or feeling uncomfortable on a hot day. If your air conditioning smells funny, is not blowing cool air, or is making unusual noises, it would be wise to bring your vehicle into LK’s Auto Repair for an inspection. Your A/C may need a recharge of refrigerant or some repairs. Either way, we’ll sort it out so you can stay cool as you travel.

Stay in the shade.

If you make a point to park under the shade of a tree, a building, or a parking garage, your vehicle’s interior temperature will be cooler. If you cannot park under some shade, keep sun shades in your car to block out the direct sunlight coming through the windows. Bonus points if you can place the sun shades by the front windshield, the back window, and the side windows. 

Let it air out.

If you’ve done all of these things and your car is still too hot to sit in, open up all the doors and windows to let your car air out. Fortunately, we don’t have to do this very often in Washington State, but we’ve had to use this technique when we’ve traveled in Arizona, Texas, and Florida. It gets hot there, which reminds us of this very funny video. We hope you get a good chuckle out of it.  :-)

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If you are looking to take a road trip in the near future, turn to the professionals at LK's Auto Repair to tackle preventive maintenance and any repairs that could compromise your adventure. Our ASE-Certified auto mechanics are highly trained to service and repair your vehicle. If you are looking for an environmentally friendly alternative, a shop that genuinely cares and is involved with our community, turn to the professionals at LK's Auto Repair in Bremerton, WA. We are located at 5921 St Hwy 303 NE #100 Bremerton, WA 98311. Give us a call or schedule an appointment today!



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