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Car Overheating Protection in the Summer

Car Overheating Protection in the Summer

1. Crack a window

Needless to say, there is hot air trapped in the vehicle when there is no way for it to get out. By cracking a window, you make sure that there is a slight opening from where said hot air can escape the car. It is of the highest importance not to leave a big crack after all - you do not want someone being able to get inside of your vehicle. The other important thing to remember is to check the weather forecast - having to deal with a wet car interior is not among the most amusing things in the world.

2. Park in the shade

I believe it is pretty self-explanatory why you should be doing so. Your car, just as your body, can sense the difference between being directly under the sun or under a shade. Of course, there might be no shade in the vicinity - in such a case use a sunshield.

3. Car temperature gauge

This little indicator is a life-saver. Always keep track of it, and if you notice that it has started indicating towards hot, pull over the vehicle and shut the engine down. Give your vehicle a chance to cool off a bit.

4. Coolant

Make it a mental point to check the condition of the coolant in your vehicle. More specifically, whether there is sufficient coolant in the reservoir. There are indication lines on the reservoir so you can check all on your own and top it off if needed. The important thing to remember here is that you absolutely should not top it off while the engine is running hot.

5. Coolant flush

At a certain point you will need to take your vehicle to an auto repair shop where a professional would be able to perform a coolant flush. This is necessary every 40, 000 miles or so. Of course, it would be best if you checked what your owner’s manual says about the interval in which your car needs this service performed. Note that a coolant flush is also known as a radiator flush.

Have a carefree summer with no headache caused by issues with your vehicle!

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