According to Roger Dow, president and CEO of the US Travel Association, some of the busiest travel days of the year are Fridays in June, July, and August. That makes sense considering summer is the busiest travel season and weekend travel is a hot commodity.
With all the extra travel taking place in summer, there will inevitably be more vehicles on the road. So, whether you’re doing your own summer travel or just find yourself caught up in a summer traffic jam, it’s best to prepare your Jaguar or Land Rover for the busy summer months.
Here are five travel tips to make sure your vehicle’s prepared for peak travel time.
- Check Your Tires
Hot weather causes the air inside tires to expand, which can lead to tire blowouts in old or worn-down tires. Check your tires regularly, especially during and after heat waves.
- Inspect Your A/C
Summer heat and leather seats are not friends. If your A/C takes too long to cool the cabin there may be a leak or insufficient fluid levels. If you suspect your A/C is underperforming, then have one of our factory trained Jaguar or Land Rover technicians perform an A/C inspection.
- Stow Water
Heat saps our energy and can overheat car engines. Carry a few water bottles on board to stay hydrated in the event of a traffic delay. Also, carry a jug of water and a jug of coolant on board, both can be used if your engine overheats.
- Buy a Sunshade
Summer heat and leather seats are not friends, neither are summer heat and dashboards. A dashboard sunshade is a simple and inexpensive solution that will protect the interior of your vehicle from cabin damage and help keep your cabin cool.
- Check Your Wipers
Summer heat can cause the rubber on wiper blades to crack and split, and just because it’s summer doesn’t mean it won’t rain. Make sure your wiper blades are in good working order before heading out.
Whether it’s checking your tires or A/C or helping you find a sunshade that fits your Jaguar or Land Rover, at Cole European we’re here to help you prepare your vehicle for summer. If you need any assistance summer-izing your vehicle, stop by the dealership or schedule a service appointment today.
Introducing The New Discovery Sport
The 2020 Discovery Sport, Land Rover’s compact premium SUV, arrives at US dealerships this summer and when it gets here it’ll be more versatile and technologically advanced than ever before. For starters, the new Discovery Sport offers up to 24 seating combinations and a standard 10-inch Touch Pro infotainment system with available Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot.
As far as driving safety, the new Discovery includes Land Rover’s new ClearSight Rear View and ClearSight Ground View, as well as a suite of advanced driver assistance systems. For more information on the new Discovery Sport, give Cole European a call. We’ll let you know about tentative release dates and what else to look forward to in this sporty, yet sophisticated, SUV.
Get Out and Get Down this Summer
There’s nothing quite like an outdoor summer concert. Warm weather, scenic backdrops, and free live music make for a memorable summer day. Take a look at this roundup of outdoor summer concert series happening throughout the East Bay, then mark your calendars and make a day of it.
Friday, June 21, Concert Kickoff
Beatles Tributes in the Park
Livorna Park, 6:30-8:30 PM
Thursday, May 30 – September 26
Music and Market Summer Concert
Todos Santos Park, 6:30-8:30 PM
Saturday, July 20, Danville Music in the Park
Featuring Matchbox Twenty Too
Oak Hill Park, 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 1
Dublin Summer Concert Series
Emerald Glen Park, 5:30-7:30 PM
Thursdays, June 13 – August 8
Moraga Park Summer Concert Series
Moraga Commons Park, 6:00-8:30 PM
Sundays, May 26 – September 1
Sunset by the Lake
Pleasant Hill City Park, 6:00-8:00 PM
Fridays, June 7 – August 30
Pleasanton Free Concert in the Park
Lions Wayside Park, 7:00-8:30 PM
One Coupon for All Things
To help make sure your vehicle is ready for summer driving, we’re offering 10% off any service related repair (includes parts and labor) or factory recommended maintenance service work. Just present this coupon at the time your service order is written and we’ll do the rest. Drive safe and save money — schedule your Cole European Service appointment, today.
One More Reason to Love the I-PACE
Exclusively available on the Jaguar I-PACE is the Luggage Compartment Organizer offering I-PACE drivers a flexible solution for cargo storage. When affixed to the Luggage Compartment Rails, the Luggage Organizer is an efficient and secure way to stow cargo. Sold as a kit, the Luggage Organizer includes a retractable strap with inertia reel and telescopic rod. For more information, give us a call or stop by the Cole European boutique.
Right now, Cole European is offering over 60 Jaguar loaners and over 60 Land Rover loaners for sale to the general public. Loaner vehicles are Jaguar and Land Rover models owned by Cole European and used for a little as 30 days. Because they have been previously used they are being sold at drastically reduced new car prices.
Every loaner vehicle includes an activated one hundred thousand mile limited warranty and is backed by Cole European’s factory trained and certified technicians. Loaner vehicles cannot be held, so once they’re gone, they’re gone for good. Stop by Cole European to view the entire loaner collection. Don’t miss your chance to own quite possibly the best value on the road.