How not to overheat the engine in the summer?
Cities across the country set temperature records in the summer. Heat affects not only you, it affects the engine cooling system of your car. This is especially true when you use the car on long trips. If your machine overheats, it can lead to serious engine damage.
To prevent the risk of engine overheating and damage to the engine, the following tips must be followed!
Check the coolant level in the overflow reservoir or in the radiator hood and fill in if necessary.
Look for leaks around the water pump, radiator and replace hoses that show signs of cracks, wear or rot.
You should also flush the air conditioner condenser with a weak water jet to remove insects and dirt. This will help him to work better. The condenser is part of the cooling system, which excludes hot air in the car's interior.
Make sure that you do not overload your car or tow too much cargo. If so, it will strain the engine and the 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 lead to overheating of the machine and lead to problems with the engine. If your car pulls badly, this is a sign that the caliper or pad may wedge.
If your car is four wheel drive or rear, you must transfer it to a neutral position or park if you are stuck in traffic. Gradually increase the engine speed to 2000 rpm and keep this speed 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. After you have stopped it is necessary to turn off the engine and open the hood to dissipate heat.
Do not open the radiator cover while the engine is hot. If you do this, you can get a burn from the steam from the radiator. You should not drive a car even after it has cooled down. It must be towed to the nearest service station to be inspected by an auto mechanic.
The heat leaves much to be desired for the engine of your car, causing it to overheat, which leads to damage. And this is a very expensive repair.