During the summer, the heat will cause issues with your vehicle, resulting in it overheating. Make sure that the coolant levels are checked regularly. If they start to leak or become low, contact us so we can inspect the vehicle as soon as possible. Over time the leaks will get worse, which will result in a costly repair bill as well. Make sure to follow regular maintenance inspections for the vehicle. This can be found in the vehicle owner’s manual. We can also help to advise you on a schedule that is best for your vehicle.
Be aware of the temperature sensor for your vehicle as well. This will determine when the engine is running hot. It should always show the reading as an ideal temperature. If it rises quickly into the red, make sure to pull over as soon as possible to turn the vehicle off. This will prevent the engine from blowing completely. Also make sure to turn off the air conditioner if you notice the temperature gauge rising. Ideally, turn on the heater to help remove some of that extra heat from around the engine. Make sure to crack the windows so it does not get too warm in the vehicle.
Remember that traffic can also affect the vehicle and if it overheats. When it is hot, driving in slow traffic or stop and go can cause the engine to start to overheat. This is because the vehicle will not be moving to keep the air flowing around the engine. Be aware of any noises from under the hood, as this may indicate there is an issue happening. Also look for any steam that could start to come out from under the hood. If this happens, remember to pull over to the side of the road as soon as possible and turn the vehicle off. Open the hood to allow the engine to cool off. Doing so will help prevent further damage to the engine in the long run.