4 Ways to Beat the California Summer Heat

Whether you live here or are just visiting, Sherman Oaks and Los Angeles gets scorching in the summer. As such, it’s important to take care of yourself and your vehicle so neither of you overheats. Heat stroke is deadly; an overheating engine in the middle of the day is also a huge problem. Boulevard Auto Repair services Sherman Oaks cars, trucks, and SUVs, and we have a few suggestions to help you beat the California heat.

Stay Hydrated

It’s tempting to head to an air-conditioned casino and take advantage of the free alcohol but drinking alcohol when it’s hot outside is a bad idea. Alcohol dehydrates you, as do sugary and caffeinated beverages. To stay hydrated and stave heat stroke, drink plenty of water throughout the day and eat fruit and other watery foods. Keep your vehicle “hydrated” with fresh engine coolant.

Choose Cooling Activities

Enjoying indoor entertainment, such as mall shopping and the movies helps keep you cool on a hot afternoon. You can also hit the pool, head to Malibu Creek Rock Pool, or even the local water slides to cool off when it’s 100-degrees-plus outside. Cool off your vehicle by only driving it when necessary and parking the shade.

Stay Indoors When it’s Really Hot

We mentioned some cooling indoor activities above and they are so important when the temperatures rise to unbearable levels. It’s particularly important to keep babies, young children, and the elderly cool during the hot Vegas summers. If you don’t need to go out, don’t. Stay indoors where it’s cooler to prevent heatstroke. Keep your vehicle in the garage, too, if you can.

Keep Your Vehicle Maintained

Finally, your vehicle can handle the scorching heat better than you can if you maintain it properly. Now is the time to have a vehicle inspection and get the coolant and oil changed if they need it, the battery replaced, the tires rotated and balanced or replaced, and your air conditioner serviced. This makes certain your car, truck, or SUV doesn’t overheat, even though its scorching outside.

Stop by Boulevard Auto Repair in Sherman Oaks, CA, or call us 818-392-5304 to set up an appointment for a summer maintenance check. We don’t want you or your automobile to suffer this summer, so do everything you can to keep both of you cool and safe throughout the hot summer season.