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Summer’s Calling: Get Your Car Roadtrip Ready!

by insight-social | 10 May, 2024 | | 0 comments

Summer’s Calling: Get Your Car Roadtrip Ready!  The Irish Summer is almost here (also known as a weekend in May, perhaps two if you’re fortunate enough to live in Cork)! It’s the season of road trips, beach days, festivals, and adventures. But before you hit the road, ensure your trusty sidekick (old or new) is up to the task. But don’t worry, summer is calling and the personal lines team here at Insight Insurance has compiled a list of five simple but effective expert tips that will help you get your car roadtrip ready.

1 Cool Down Your AC

As the temperatures rise, there’s nothing worse than being stuck in a roasting car with a malfunctioning AC. Before summer kicks into high gear, give your air conditioning system a thorough check-up. Check for leaks, top up coolant levels, and ensure your AC is in good working condition. These steps will make those long summer drives a breeze.

2 Shine Bright with Clean Lights

“The grand stretch” means you are probably spending more time behind the wheel in the evenings. So, ensure your headlights, taillights, and turn signals are all shining bright to keep you visible on the road. Clean them quickly to remove any dirt or grime, and don’t forget to inspect your bulbs for signs of wear and tear. Safety is non-negotiable!

3 Tyre Care for Smooth Sailing

Your tyres are your car’s first line of defence against the summer heat. Regularly check your tire pressure to ensure optimal performance and fuel efficiency. Also, inspect the tread depth and watch out for signs of uneven wear. If you’re planning any off-road adventures, consider investing in a set of all-terrain tyres to handle whatever the summer throws your way.

4 Fluids, Fluids, Fluids

Just like staying hydrated is essential for surviving the summer heat, keeping your car’s fluids topped up is crucial for its health and longevity. Ensure all your fluids, from engine oil to coolant, are at the right levels and free from contaminants. With older cars, schedule regular oil changes to keep your engine running smoothly all summer long.

5 Be Prepared for the Unexpected

Summer may be all about fun in the sun, but it’s also the season of unexpected surprises. From sudden showers to unexpected breakdowns, it pays to be prepared for anything. Ensure your car’s emergency kit is fully stocked with essentials like water, snacks, a first-aid kit, and a flashlight. Also, double-check your insurance coverage or speak to your local friendly broker (Insight Insurance) to ensure you’re protected, no matter what the summer throws your way.

Ready to Hit the Road Now?

With these five expert tips from Insight Insurance, your car will be summer-ready in no time. So, buckle up, roll down the windows, sing loudly and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime. And remember, wherever the road takes you, Insight Insurance is there to help you protect what matters most.

Time to rev up for summer and get your car road trip ready! Get in touch with our dedicated team here 0818 911 009  here 021 4299002, and also here, if you’re not a big talker!

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