August is hotter than hot here in Antioch. While we can stay cool indoors by running AC, our cars aren’t so lucky. Starting a car in 100-degree weather can cause problems, so let’s look at some ways to prevent the dreaded overheating!
Top off engine coolant. First and foremost, make sure your coolant is topped off. This is a simple step that can save you a lot of heartaches! We recommend keeping a gallon each of water and coolant in the trunk of your car, just in case.
Consider tinted windows. One way to keep the car’s interior cooler is to tint your windows. This can reduce the need for AC, which is notorious for causing overheating on sweltering days when it is difficult for the engine to keep up. On that note…
Turn off the AC and use the fresh air setting. Try to alternate AC with the new air setting. This will not get the car quite as cold as otherwise, but it will give your engine a chance to recuperate and can help you avoid overheating as well.
Flush the cooling system. Bring your car to D & K and let us flush the cooling system for you. Even if your coolant levels are topped off, cleaning the system is a perfect way to improve the overall performance of your vehicle.
Come and see us at D & K Automotive to learn about other ways to protect your car from overheating! As always, stay safe...and chill out!