During summer, it can seem like storms pop up out of nowhere, which can be particularly scary for drivers on the road when they occur. However, with proper preparations in place, drivers can avoid being caught off-guard by the ever-changing weather of western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina.

With summer weather finally starting to heat up in Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC, it is important to make sure your car is ready for summer thunderstorms and severe weather. In this post and the next, we will discuss ten things you need to know about thunderstorms, particularly as it pertains to your vehicle and driving.

Driving in the foothills and mountains of North and South Carolina can be hard work for your car. In our previous blog, we discussed the first four of nine tips for maintaining your car, especially in the warm spring and summer months. The first four tips included:  Regularly Change Your Car’s Oil Repair Dents and Dings As Soon as Possible Check Your Vehicle for Leaking Fluid Replace Your Windshield Wipers

Upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina are beautiful places to live, work, and visit during the spring and summer. However, as the weather heats up, it is important to make sure your vehicle is ready to take you where you need to go. Whether you are a daily commuter, navigating I-26 traffic in the heat and humidity, or traveling to the beach for vacation, if you take care of your vehicle, it will take care of you. From extreme heat, to heavy rain and hail, summer weather in Asheville and the Carolinas will challenge your car. In this article, and the next, we will discuss nine important spring and summer vehicle maintenance tips, and how they will help improve the longevity of your car.