Auto Maintenance: How to Prevent Your Vehicle for Overheating
Do you know how to prevent your vehicle from overheating? Learn how to keep your vehicle from overheating on your next road trip.
According to an article at autos.aol.com, “Summer Auto Care Tips”
“This summer is turning into another extreme scorcher and once again, with heat waves hitting almost every region in America, your car is doing a lot of work under that summer sun. If you don’t treat it properly and know how to handle an overheating engine your car can quickly turn from a prized possession and daily commuter into elaborate paperweight. Along with the above video here are a few tips for keeping your car moving this summer.
1. If your battery is three years old, consider replacing it as a matter of preventive maintenance. Batteries get stressed in extreme temperatures, and the older they get, the more stressed they get.
2. Have your cooling service checked by a mechanic or the dealer if it has not been looked at in two years. This system is critical to keeping the engine cool and the air conditioning system working right. Let it break for lack of simple maintenance, and it is not cheap to fix or replace.
3. If you are driving, stuck in traffic, the temperature light goes on and you are in the danger zone, turn off the air conditioner immediately and open the windows. If the light stays on, turn the temperature selector to the hottest setting. This will redirect some of the heat that is trapped in the cooling system. If the light stays on, pull over and call road-side assistance. Stop driving. If the light goes off, you should be okay to drive the car to a mechanic.” To read the entire article click here.