Summer essentials for motorists: How Texaco Havoline can help

Summer essentials for motorists: How Texaco Havoline can help Summer essentials for motorists: How Texaco Havoline can help

As we gear up for the summer season, ensuring the up-to-date maintenance of your vehicle is vital for safe and enjoyable travels. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a longer road trip, here are some necessary checks that you should carry out before making any journey.


Inspect your tyres


Before setting off, inspect your tyres. This includes checking for signs of wear and ensuring that they are inflated to the optimal pressure, and is particularly important during summer, as warmer conditions can accelerate damage. Inspecting your tyres and ensuring that they fit for purpose is a critical safety measure that drivers should be wary of this summer.


Top-up engine fluids


The fluids in your engine are crucial for maximising its life and performance, which is why it’s important to regularly check and top up your oil, coolant, and brake fluid. Not only are they essential in helping to maintain smooth engine operation, but they also help to prevent overheating during warmer weather.


Test your air conditioning


Reliable air conditioning will help you travel in comfort throughout the summer. Test its effectiveness and make sure that it provides sufficient cooling. If the air conditioning isn’t working as it should be, it may be worth considering a service to restore it to its full functionality.


Check wipers and washers


Despite the warmer weather, unexpected summer rain can strike at any given moment, so it is crucial that your wipers and washers are fit for purpose. As such, it’s important to ensure your wipers are working properly and your washer fluid level is topped up to maintain clear visibility.


Prepare for emergencies


There’s nothing worse than being unprepared in the event of an emergency during a road trip. For every journey, it’s important to pack emergency supplies such as water, durable snacks, a first-aid kit, a flashlight, and a fully charged power bank for your mobile device.


Plan your journey


Finally, map out your journey ahead and plan regular intervals for rest. Taking breaks to stretch, refresh, and recalibrate not only boosts alertness while driving, but also enhances your overall travel experience, making your trip safer and more enjoyable.


How Texaco Havoline can help


At the end of a long winter, vehicles are often in need of additional maintenance to be ready for the demands of the warmer months. That's where Texaco's products come in. For over 100 years, Havoline engine oils have been trusted by customers around the world to help deliver good engine performance and effective protection, from within all kinds of motorsport to the rigours of everyday driving.

Texaco’s range of Havoline engine oils and ancillary fluids are designed to help protect and enhance engine performance, making Havoline a reliable partner for all of life’s journeys. 


To find out more about the Texaco Havoline range, click here



This article was written by Chevron technologists in collaboration with industry experts and global thought leaders.

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