How not to overheat the engine in the summer?
Cities across the country set temperature records in the summertime. Heat affects not only you, it also affects the cooling system of your car’s engine. This is especially evident when you use a car on long journeys. If your car overheats, it can cause serious engine damage.
To prevent the risk of overheating of the engine and its damage, motorists should follow these tips!
Check the coolant level in the overflow tank or in the radiator drum and fill if necessary.
Look for leaks around the water pump, radiator and replace hoses that show signs of cracks, wear or rot.
You should also wash the air conditioner condenser with a weak stream of water to remove insects and dirt. This will help him work better. The condenser is part of the cooling system, which eliminates the hot air inside the car.
Make sure you do not overload your car or tow too much cargo. If so, it will strain the engine and cooling system.
In addition, brake calipers and brake pads will adhere to higher temperatures. If they overheat, the brakes can jam and create resistance on the wheels, slow down the car and the engine will work harder. This can cause the machine to overheat and cause engine problems. If your car pulls badly, this is a sign that the caliper or pads may be jammed.
If your car has four-wheel drive or rear, you must translate it to a neutral position or park if you are stuck in a traffic jam. Gradually increase the engine rpm to 2000 rpm and keep such rpm for one minute - the water pump and radiator fan will spin faster and dissipate heat, cool the engine and keep it from overheating.
If the temperature sensor on your car does indicate that the engine is overheating, turn off the air conditioner and immediately stop in a safe place. Turning off the air conditioner will reduce the load on the engine. Once you have stopped, you must turn off the engine and open the hood to dissipate heat.
Do not open the radiator cap while the engine is hot. If you do, you may burn yourself from the steam from the radiator. You should not drive a car even after it cools down. It must be towed to the nearest service station to be checked by a car mechanic.
The heat leaves much to be desired for your car's engine, causing it to overheat, resulting in damage. And this is a very expensive repair.