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.