From dents and body work to collision repairs, Walker Smith Body shop in Snellville GA, is the auto body shop you can trust.

Summer is here! Walker Smith has some helpful tips to protect your vehicle from extreme heat. These useful tid-bits will be especially helpful if you are planning on going on any long road trips.

1) Park in the shade whenever possible. Parking in the shade will significantly keep your car cooler. Extreme heat makes your battery lose power at a faster rate, so it is important to keep your car cool as much as possible.

2) It is important to protect your engine from overheating, especially in the summer months. Make sure you have clean oil, all the fluids are topped off, the belts and hoses are up to standard, that you have preplaced any warn parts. Taking these precautions reduce the odds of your vehicle breaking down or becoming overheated.

3) It is also important to prepare your tires for the extreme summer conditions. Give your tires a good check up to make sure they are in good shape before you hit the road. When rubber hits the road and that road is extremely hot, it is important to have good tread. Also, make sure your tire pressure is at the correct psi. If your tires are under or overinflated it could blow out.

4) Last but not least, be sure to have you’re A/C system serviced before you hit the road so you can keep your passengers cool. It is especially important to have a properly working climate control system here in Georgia and in other states you might be traveling to that have extreme heat during the summer. Also, make sure you never leave children or pets unattended in the automobile.

Walker Smith is a full-service maintenance, auto body, paint, and auto repair shop. Make sure your car is up to par and fully prepared to withstand the summer heat before you take your car on long summer road trips!