Corvette Central’s Checklist for Summer Cruising

Summer is in full swing, and if you aren’t already out enjoying the warm weather behind the wheel of your Corvette, you should be. However, summer can be hard on a car, and a blown cooling system or A/C that blows moss out the vents will ruin the driving experience in a hurry.

Our friends at Corvette Central have posted an article by Chris Petris that covers the basics of making sure your warm-weather Corvette experience is a pleasant one. From the obvious (check your fluid levels and replace or top off as necessary) to the stuff you might not have thought of (inspect the gap between the A/C condenser and the radiator for trapped debris), Petris takes us through a comprehensive list of simple safety and comfort-related items that will make summer driving more enjoyable.

If your air conditioning compressor is constantly cycling, you may have low refrigerant, which almost always means a leak somewhere in the system. You should also check to make sure condensation is draining properly - if there's not a puddle under the car after running the A/C, check to make sure the drain tube is clear. Otherwise you risk a swampy passenger compartment...

Most of us don’t need an excuse to mess around with our Corvettes this month, but if you haven’t already done a thorough once-over on your car, let this article be an inspiration to do so before any late-summer road trips.

About the author

Paul Huizenga

After some close calls on the street in his late teens and early twenties, Paul Huizenga discovered organized drag racing and never looked back, becoming a SFI-Certified tech inspector and avid bracket racer. Formerly the editor of OverRev and Race Pages magazines, Huizenga set out on his own in 2009 to become a freelance writer and editor.
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