How not to overheat the engine in the summer?
Cities across the country set temperature records in the summer. The 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, this can cause serious engine damage.
To prevent the risk of engine overheating and damage to motorists, the following tips must be followed!
Check the coolant level in the overflow tank or in the radiator barrel and fill if necessary.
Look for leaks around the water pump, radiator and replace hoses that show signs of cracking, wear, or rot.
You should also rinse the air conditioner condenser with a gentle stream of water to remove insects and dirt. This will help him work better. The condenser is part of the cooling system, which eliminates hot air in the passenger compartment.
Make sure that 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 be more difficult to work. This can cause the machine to overheat and cause engine problems. If your car pulls poorly, this is a sign that the caliper or pads may jam.
If your car has all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive, you must put it in neutral or park if you are stuck in traffic. Gradually increase the engine speed to 2000 revolutions and keep such revolutions 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, 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 this, you may get a steam burn from the radiator. You should not drive a car even after it has cooled down. It must be towed to the nearest service station in order to be checked by an auto 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.