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5 Most Common Summer Car Problems

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Avoid These Seasonal Issues and Keep Your Auto in Tip-Top Shape

Keeping your car in good shape is important during any season. However, you should be extra mindful about the condition of your auto during summer since common car issues often occur when the weather is hot.

It may come as a surprise to you that more car breakdowns are reported in summer compared to other seasons. This is primarily because the hot weather is hard on cars, especially the old ones. Moreover, as car parts go through extra wear and tear during winter, problems related to this surface in summer.

To make sure you stay safe on the road and don’t become part of roadside accident statistics, Kids Car Donations has come up with these five common car issues to watch out for this summer.

1. Tire bursts

Old tires and the combination of temperature fluctuation during the summer months create the perfect opportunity for blowouts. Subjected to scorching heat in the morning and chilly temperature in the evening, tires whose pressures are not properly maintained may tend to burst.

2. Vaporized fuel leaks

Heat can cause the liquid fuel in your tank to vaporize. When this happens, the pressure in your fuel tank rises. The excess pressure escapes through a system of hoses where it is held until the engine needs it. If there is a cracked hose, the vaporized leaks will cause low gas mileage. You can usually discover this when the check engine light comes on. That means you have to get your car checked by a mechanic.

3. Weak battery

Another common car problem in summer is a weak battery. This is normally caused by the battery being overworked in winter. If your battery is not properly maintained, it loses efficiency.

4. Malfunctioning A/C

One of the worst things that can happen to you during summer is when your air conditioning system conks out. Not only does it get uncomfortable inside your car, but the excessive heat can cause you to get sick. Check your vehicle’s fluids and pay attention to electrical components connected to the A/C.

5. Overheating

This problem is not exclusive during the summer months. Engine overheating can be caused by a faulty cooling system. This puts additional strain on the engine when it tries to sustain a normal temperature. Make sure you maintain normal car fluid levels and be on the lookout for leaks.

 

Find a New and Worthy Purpose for your Old Auto

If your old car has long been giving you trouble regardless of the season, if it’s becoming a major source of stress in your life, then you’d be better off without it. Why not just donate it to us at Kids Car Donations instead? We’ll use your donation to give hope and relief to children and teens in your community who are facing serious health conditions.

Our team will put your donated vehicle up for auction and use the generated funds to support the health care programs and services of reputable children’s nonprofit organizations in partnership with us. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofits provide their young beneficiaries with free comprehensive and quality medical assistance, including emotional support, relief of pain and trauma, and other essential health care services such as access to free social service and educational resources.

You’ll also benefit from your charitable contribution. We’ll remove your unwanted vehicle from your property quickly and at zero cost to you. Your donation will also entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax-filing season.

You can donate not just a car but nearly any other type of vehicle regardless of its condition. We can collect your donation wherever you are in the country since our vehicle donation program covers all 50 states.

For more information about our vehicle donation program, feel free to visit our FAQs page. You may also call us at 866-634-8395 or write to us here. We’ll promptly respond to your queries.

 

Make the Right Decision Today!

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Make the right decision on what to do with your old car. Use it to help save the lives of the severely sick kids in your community by donating it to us at Kids Car Donations. Call Kids Car Donations at 866-634-8395 or fill out our online donation form now!