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As the days become hotter and hotter, you need to help your vehicle withstand the extreme heat. For tips on how to do just that, read this post that Jim Ackney in Edmonton has prepared for you.

With the arrival of the summer months, you can expect the days to get hotter, the sun to get brighter, and the need to protect yourself from the heat to become more imperative. Still, you should know that you aren't the only one that needs protecting over the summer. In fact, the heat can also take a toll on your vehicle (on its functioning, its temperature, its look, and more). If you want to help your vehicle face the summer days and remain in one piece by the end of them, follow the tips mentioned in the post below.

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How to Protect Your Vehicle from the Heat

Maintain Your Vehicle in Mint Shape

The first tip to make sure your vehicle will be able to endure al of the harsh conditions thrown at it is to keep it in the best shape possible. As you're aware, the rising temperatures can make the engine overheat. It can also take a toll on the tires, and on other components. To maintain your vehicle perfectly, you need to do a couple of things. For instance, read your owner's manual thoroughly to learn more about your vehicle's needs. Also, take it to a mechanic so they can look into its different components and make sure they all work well enough to withstand the heat.

Take Good Care of Your Vehicle's Cooling System

Due to the friction caused by the moving components in the engine, the temperature inside it can increase significantly. This, coupled with the intense summer heat outside, can result in an overheated engine that shuts down. Thankfully, your vehicle comes with a cooling system whose job it is to regulate the engine's temperature. Still, for the cooling system to work as expected, you have to take good care of it. Mainly, you need to make sure that the coolant, which is an essential fluid the system needs, is in top shape so it can perform adequately.

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Allow Your Engine to Relax

Your engine is the component in your vehicle that's the most vulnerable to this change in temperature. When you think about it, it's already put into enough stress trying to drive you around without having to withstand the extreme conditions. That's why you should allow it to relax as much as possible at this time. To that end, you should become a gentler driver, avoid driving around with a heavy vehicle, choose the right way to stay fresh in your vehicle, and more.

Seek the Shade When Possible

The intense sun rays can make your vehicle's paint job fade, can ruin its interiors, and can cause all other kinds of struggles on your vehicle's appearance, components, functioning, and more. To protect your vehicle from prolonged exposure to the intense sun rays, you should seek for parking spaces that are shaded (be it under a tree or in a parking structure). You can also make use of sun shades on the windshield and windows to reduce the rays that come in.

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Keep an Eye on the Temperature Gauge

Your vehicle's temperature gauge tells you how hot or cold the engine is running. That's why, you should keep an eye on it during the hotter days of the summer, especially if your engine has overheated before. This way, if you notice that the gauge is lurking into the 'hot' zone, you can start taking measures to avoid a malfunction. For example, if the engine is getting too hot, you can turn the AC system off and roll the windows down to let the engine rest.

Have Extra Coolant in Your Vehicle

Last but not least, if you want to protect your vehicle against the heat, you need to be ready with an extra bottle of coolant. Especially, if your vehicle has overheated before, having coolant will help you regulate its temperature. If your vehicle is about to shut down, park in a safe space and wait half an hour for the engine to cool off enough. Then, pour the bottle of coolant into the reservoir. After doing this, you should be good to go.

A well-maintained vehicle will endure the heat better. Call Jim Ackney at (780) 476-0545 or visit AMSOIL's online shop to place an order on the highest quality synthetic oil in Edmonton.


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