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June 16, 2022

6 Top Tips to Ensure Safe and Comfortable Driving Despite the Heat

Getting your car ready for summer? Before you go on your summer road trips or weekend beach getaways, make sure to prepare your car and tune it up to its best possible condition. It’s frustrating to experience a vehicle breakdown while you’re on your way to your summer vacation destination.

The hot temperatures of the season can drastically take a toll on your car, especially if you regularly leave it out in the open. The heat will have a bearing on the performance and comfort your car provides you. It will affect its paint, engine parts, liquid components, and AC system.

Fortunately, you aren’t powerless in dealing with summer’s sunshine and scorching temperatures. Veteran Car Donations lists six tips below on preparing your vehicle to ensure safe and comfortable driving despite the heat:

  1. Don’t skimp on wax.

Waxing your car is similar to applying sunblock on your body when you go to the beach. The wax will protect your vehicle’s paint from harsh ultraviolet rays and keep it shiny all year round.  

  1. Park in the shade.

During summer, limit your vehicle’s direct exposure to the sun as much as possible. Park in a shaded area or invest in a high-quality car cover for protection.

  1. Inspect your vehicle’s fluids.

Regularly check your car’s fluids and ensure that everything’s topped up. You can also take your car to an auto shop and ask the mechanic to do a complete replacement of your vehicle’s fluids.

  1. Have your AC system serviced.

Your air conditioning system will play a crucial role during the summer season. Find a professional who can service your AC and replace any worn parts.

  1. Check your tires.

Your tires’ pressure changes with the temperature. Check your tire pressure to make sure it’s not below your auto manufacturer’s recommended level. Also, check your tires to see if they’re still in good condition.

  1. Get your brakes inspected thoroughly.

Give your brakes a thorough examination for added safety and peace of mind. Better yet, let your brakes checked by a professional mechanic at an auto service center. Having an experienced eye inspect your brake system’s drum, rotors, and pads will do you a lot of good than doing it yourself.


Turn Your Unwanted Auto into a Tool for Uplifting Veterans’ Lives

Some car issues can be fixed with a simple tire alignment or an oil change. However, other car issues need major repairs and parts replacements, which can be extremely costly.

If you have a defective auto and its total repair cost is just too much for you, you might want to consider retiring that vehicle and purchasing a new one instead. As for your old car, hand it over to us at Veteran Car Donations, and we’ll use it to improve the living conditions of the disadvantaged and neglected veterans in your local community.

Our team will put your vehicle up for auction, with the proceeds going to our veteran-focused nonprofit partners. Like us, these IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are dedicated to supporting former U.S. service members who are homeless and unable to find decent jobs and those who are suffering from disabilities and serious illnesses, including mental disorders.

Our nonprofit partners use the funding we give them to provide their beneficiaries with financial assistance, free medical treatments and health care, employment opportunities, housing assistance, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.

As our way of thanking you for your generous donation, we’ll provide you with a free professional vehicle towing service anywhere in the country. Your donation will also entitle you to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

More valuable than these material rewards, you’ll get to experience the priceless joy and satisfaction of giving away something that will be used to help uplift the lives of our nation’s heroes.

We accept nearly all vehicle types, including those that are no longer in good condition.

Feel free to visit our FAQs page. For inquiries or concerns, reach out to us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or write to us here.


Support Our Unsung Heroes Today!

Making a charitable contribution for the benefit of our nation’s suffering veterans while disposing of an old and unwanted vehicle has never been so easy. If you’re ready to make a difference in the lives of our unsung and neglected heroes, call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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