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08/14/2018
Summer is here! If you want to keep your vehicle working properly during the intensely hot summer days, read and follow the tips mentioned in this post by Marland Enterprises in Cazenovia.

How to Protect Your Vehicle from the Heat

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Keep Your Vehicle in Perfect Working Condition

The harsh summer heat won't only take a toll on yourself; it can actually influence the way your vehicle works. That's why, to ensure it will be up to the challenge of driving during the hot days, you need to keep your vehicle in perfect working condition. This includes learning everything you can about it to guarantee you're treating it the best way possible (to that end, it's recommended that you read your owner's manual from beginning to end). You should also take your vehicle to a reliable mechanic with some regularity. Their expertise will help ensure that your vehicle won't leave you stranded on the side of the road during the summer.

Be Especially Aware of the Cooling System

Just as you can overheat, dehydrate, experience heatstroke, and have other adverse effects during the hot weather, so can your vehicle overheat and shut down if it's too intense outside. Fortunately, there's a cooling system that helps the engine regulate its temperature and avoid disaster (think of it like your sweat). Still, this system can fail sometimes, especially if it hasn't been cared for properly. That's why, it is extremely important that during these hot summer days, you are aware of your vehicle's cooling system. Check its coolant levels with regularity, and look out for any leaks that may be happening. Fix any problems if you find them.

Pay Attention to the Vehicle's Temperature Gauge

Needless to say, you need to be aware of your vehicle's temperature while you're driving on it on an intensely hot day. Doing so will help you notice the moment the engine is getting too hot, which will allow you to take preventative measures to bring the temperature down a bit (for example, you can opt for lowering your windows in lieu of employing the AC, so as to not overwork your engine). Paying attention to the vehicle's temperature gauge (which is the one in charge of indicating the engine's temperature) will help you in this respect.

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Allow Your Engine to Breathe

Your engine gets tired, too. Not only that, but the heat makes it stress out more, which means it's more likely that it will shut down on you. That's why it's important that you do what you can to allow your engine to breathe every once in awhile. To that end, you should first become a gentler driver (i.e. one that doesn't speed and brake constantly, and/or takes sharp turns). It's also suggested that you keep your vehicle light, so that the extra baggage doesn't make it too heavy. Lastly, be sure to keep all of its components in top shape, so they won't pull your engine down.

Shield Your Vehicle from the Outside Conditions

And continuing with the comparisons between people and vehicles, just as your skin burns when the sun is too intense, so can your vehicle's components suffer because of it (e.g. the paint job can fade away after prolonged exposure). To keep the damaging rays from wreaking havoc on your vehicle, you can try parking it in the shade whenever you can. You can also employ sun shades on the windows and windshield to reduce the rays that come into it through them.

Keep Extra Coolant in Your Vehicle

Finally, if you want your vehicle to remain in top shape, even when the conditions outside are extreme, you should consider keeping an extra bottle of coolant in it. This way, you'll be able to refill the reservoir if your vehicle starts heating up. But, before you start pouring the liquid in, be sure to wait around 30 minutes. This, so you can give the engine a chance to cool down and avoid getting burnt by it.

Be sure to call Marland Enterprises at (315) 727-4645 if you require top performing products for your vehicle's maintenance, such as the most effective synthetic oil in Cazenovia.

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 Cazenovia, NY, 13035-9513
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