Hello Larry, I hope you're well. I just wanted to drop you a quick follow up on the expert comment I sent from the experts at Moneybarn <https://www.moneybarn.com/>, sharing their seven top tips for looking after your car this week during the heatwave: 1. Fluids Maintaining your fluids is vital at any point in the year, but as the weather heats up, youâ€™ll want to pay particular attention to your engine coolant. Coolant has the job of preventing corrosion damage inside your engine, and if itâ€™s too low, it can overheat your engine. To check your coolant level, let your engine cool down after driving and consult your manual to locate the bottle. The level should be in between the two marks on the bottle. You should also check your oil levels, transmission fluid, brake fluid and wiper fluid. 2. Belts & Hoses Your internal belts and hoses are important to the overall function of your car, with belts kick-starting the alternator and hoses carrying gas, air and brake fluid. During a spell of extreme heat, the hose and belts can crack, causing them to break down. So, in preparation for hot weather arriving, itâ€™s worth having a professional take a look at them to ensure theyâ€™re in good shape. 3. Battery If your carâ€™s battery is older, unfortunately heat can put even more strain on it. To avoid costly repairs, get it tested or even replaced - a new battery will cost you less than an emergency call-out if you break down. 4. Tyre Pressure Tyres expand when they are exposed to even the slightest heat, so get them checked regularly, ideally each time you stop at a fuel garage. Having tyres at the correct pressure will ensure you donâ€™t suffer any issues in the heat. To find out the right pressure, refer to your owner manual. You can then check the levels by purchasing a pressure gauge from any car accessory shop. Once youâ€™ve done this, remove the valve cap from one tyre and insert the gauge until the hissing sound stops, and the gauge will give you a reading. If theyâ€™re under pressure, you can add air to them at your local garage. If theyâ€™re over pressure, let air out using the metal pin inside the valve stem. 5. Interior Making sure your car is actually cool enough to drive in is incredibly important, in order to make sure your vehicle is well prepared for warmer temperatures. Check that your air conditioning is working properly, and ensure you clean your vents of any dust. If your car feels too hot when you get in it, there are a number of things you can try. Open the windows, and turn your air vents towards the footwell. As heat rises, the cold air will force the hot air inside the car to escape out of the windows. You can also fan the car by opening and closing your door repeatedly, albeit at the cost of potentially looking odd to passers by! Once you start driving, keep your windows open until the air conditioning feels cooler than the outside air. 6. Clutter Most people keep useful items in their car, but during the warmer spring days, you need to have a cull, or you could risk causing a fire. Pay particular attention to aerosols such as deodorant - they can explode if the temperature rises. Other no-no items are lighters, hand sanitizer, and sunglasses. 7. Parking When youâ€™re parking, try to avoid doing so in direct sunlight. If you canâ€™t find a shady spot, purchase a windscreen shield. If you leave your car out in the sun for too long, it can cause damage to your interior, such as the dashboard cracking. Please let me know if you need any more information, Moneybarn are happy to provide further commentary or advice! Thanks, Fay *Fay McFarlane * Digital PR Executive E: [email protected] T: 01539 766244 About Moneybarn: Moneybarn is one of the UKâ€™s leading specialist providers of vehicle finance. Moneybarnâ€™s firm focus is on responsible lending and helping people access finance even if theyâ€™ve been turned down for loans before. Moneybarn help thousands of people every month to get where they want to be. For a better road ahead. The company has won awards for its service and approach, most recently they won â€˜Sub-Prime Lender of the Yearâ€™ and â€˜Independent Finance Provider of the Yearâ€™ at the Motor Finance Europe Awards 2021, â€˜Specialist Lender of the Yearâ€™ and â€˜Vehicle Finance Provider of the Yearâ€™ at the National Credit Awards 2021, and the Feefo Platinum Award 2021. Moneybarn is a member of the Finance and Leasing Association, the official trade organisation of the motor finance industry. The FLA promotes best practice in the motor finance industry for lending and leasing to consumers and businesses.