Mark Russell

By Mark Russell
Account Executive - Personal Lines


Summer is just around the corner, and it's time to start thinking about getting your car ready for the warmer weather in Ireland. While we don't always get the hottest summers, it's important to make sure your car is prepared for any heatwaves we might experience.

Get Your Car Summer Ready -

Here are Some Tips to Make your Car Summer-Ready

1. Check your Air Conditioning:

During the summer months, the air conditioning in your car is essential. It's important to have it checked before the weather gets too hot. This will help ensure that it's working correctly, so you can stay cool and comfortable while driving.


2. Check your Tyres:

In warmer weather, the air pressure in your tyres can change, so it's important to check them regularly. Make sure they are properly inflated and look for any signs of wear or damage. This will ensure your tyres are safe and will last throughout the summer.


3. Check your Coolant Levels:

As the temperature rises, your engine is more likely to overheat. To prevent this from happening, check your coolant levels regularly. If your coolant levels are low, top them up or take your car to a mechanic to have it checked.


4. Check your Brakes

In the summer months, you may find yourself driving on roads that are busier or more congested. This means you'll be using your brakes more often, so it's essential to make sure they're working correctly. Have your brakes checked by a mechanic to ensure they are in good working order.


5. Clean your Car:

The summer months can be tough on your car's exterior, with dust, dirt, and pollen accumulating on your car's paintwork. Make sure to wash your car regularly to keep it looking its best. Don't forget to clean the windows too, as the bright sun can highlight any dirt or streaks.


6. Stock Up on Supplies:

During the summer, you may find yourself taking longer journeys, so it's important to be prepared. Make sure you have plenty of water, snacks, and a first aid kit in your car, just in case you need them.


Preparing your car for the summer months in Ireland is essential to keep you safe and comfortable while driving. By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your car is in good condition and ready for any challenges the summer might bring. And don't forget, if you're planning on taking a road trip this summer, make sure you have adequate car insurance coverage before setting off.

If you are looking for insurance for your car, home or travel insurance for when you go abroad this summer, visit or call our team on 01 582 7108.