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With the high summer temperatures, the likelihood of having an overheated engine increases. To avoid being stranded on the side of the road, you should read this post on how to prevent an overheated engine. 

How to Keep Your Engine from Overheating

A stuck thermostat, a blocked radiator, low coolant levels, and more can be to blame if your engine overheats and shuts down on you (read this CarBrain blog post to find out more about this). Whatever the reason, however, an overheated vehicle is never fun: being stranded on the side of the road is stressful and can even be dangerous depending on the circumstances. That's why it is important that you learn ways to keep that situation from presenting itself to you (especially now that the high temperatures can contribute to an overheated engine). With that in mind, in this post we'll share tips to keep your engine from overheating. Continue reading to find out what they are so you can run cool this summer.

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Care for Your Vehicle

As previously stated, malfunctioning vehicle components are most likely the culprits when an engine overheats. What's more, damaged tires, stuck brakes, and other similar conditions can stress the engine more than it needs to be, causing it to get extra hot. For these reasons, it is essential that you ensure your vehicle stays in mint condition if you want to keep its temperature down. A regular visit to a professional mechanic can help in this respect, as they'll be able to examine it thoroughly and fix any issues promptly.

Keep Up with the Coolant

Whenever the vehicle is running, the engine is working hard. In doing so, its components brush up against each other, generating intense heat inside it. That could be enough to shut your vehicle down, but the cooling system is there to help regulate its temperature. However, for it to do an effective job, its coolant needs to be at the desired levels. That's why, if you want to help the system keep your engine cool, remember to check and refill its coolant on a regular basis.

Mind the Temperature Gauge

Unfortunately, once your vehicle has overheated, it is far more likely that it will do so again. If it has happened to yours, and now you're worried  it may happen again, you need to look at the temperature gauge every so often, as it will indicate the temperature you're working with. Whenever you see it reaching the hot spot, try turning your AC off and rolling the windows down. If that doesn't do much, blast the heater on to release some of the heat. This will help you keep the situation under control for a bit.

Let the Engine Breathe

Adding extra stress to an already vulnerable engine is a surefire way to get it to overheat. That is why it is smart to cut your engine some slack every once in awhile. For instance, avoid overpacking it, since the extra weight will overwork it and stress it out. For that same reason, be a gentler driver (for your and your engine's safety), as swerving, speeding, and braking may lead to a tired engine that's too hot to function.

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Protect It from the Summer Heat

Engines are more likely to overheat when the temperatures outside are especially high; that is, during the summer months. For that reason, it is necessary that you take some extra steps to protect your engine from the heat during this time of the year. One way to do that is to use sun shades on the windows and windshield to divert some of the extreme sunshine. Furthermore, you can try parking in the shade to provide some shelter for your vehicle.

Keep Coolant in Your Vehicle

We already discussed the key role coolant plays in your vehicle's temperature. Likewise, we mentioned that an engine that has previously overheated has a higher chance of going through it once more. Taking these two pieces of information into consideration, it is a good idea to keep a bottle of coolant in your vehicle. This way, you'll be able to deal with an overheated engine if the situation arises.

Call Marland Enterprises at (315) 727-4645 for more information on how AMSOIL synthetic oil in Dewitt can save you time and money on your vehicle's maintenance this summer!f


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