When driving during the summer, you may not encounter ice, heavy rainfall or fog, but there are still many things to consider when you’re out and about. For our latest post, we discuss top tips for driving during the summer months, helping to keep you safe on the road.

Beat the Heat

Cars become unbearably hot in the height of summer, meaning you’re more likely to become uncomfortable and agitated whilst driving. If you can’t park your car in the shade or a garage, consider investing in shades for your car windows, helping to block out the sun whilst your car isn’t in use.

Before you set off, cool your car down to a comfortable temperature, ensuring you won’t be distracted by the heat as you’re driving. Once your car is at your desired temperature, be sure to turn the air con off to save fuel.

Avoid Glare

The summer sun can hinder your visibility. To help avoid glare, keep your window screen clean and ensure that your washer fluid is topped up. Remember to use your sun visor when necessary and keep a pair of sunglasses in the car.

Top up Your Fluids

It will come as no surprise that you cars engine can become incredibly hot during the summer, especially in standstill traffic.

Be sure to keep your coolant levels topped up and turn your engine off if you end up stuck in standstill traffic.


Your tyres form your only contact with the road so it is vital that they are kept in good condition. The heat of the summer can cause tyres to expand, which can accentuate existing issues and lead to blowouts. Before you set off, be sure to check your tyres for wear and ensure that they are pumped up to the right pressure.

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