Summer is always harsh in Bangladesh and our cars suffer the most of its heat rage. Many people don’t realize the amount of damage the heat can inflict on their vehicles. This Summer, we will suggest you to focus on 5 car care tips that will keep your vehicle ready to beat the heat!
1. Cars need fluids in extreme heat just like you do
Engine fluids are necessary to keep a vehicle going smoothly. Most of these not just lubricants, some act as coolants by carrying the heat away from overheated auto parts. When the fluid levels gets low, the cooling effect is interrupted, and the possibility of overheating gets higher. So checking the fluid levels should be a part of your car care routine on a regular basis. In case of excessive overheating have your vehicle inspected and repaired if required. If you fail to do so, be ready for additional repairs or unwanted breakdowns.
An automobile engine works extra hard during summer, and the cooling system protects the engine from overheating. Also, some additives in the coolant works to protect the radiator and internal engine components against damage and decay. Without proper maintenance of cooling system, risk of long term engine adversity and inflammation increases. Be careful; never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Boiling coolant under pressure can cause serious burns.
3. Keep it cool inside
During extreme heat, a well-performing air condition system is not just a comfort issue. If a car’s air conditioning is not performing as good as it did in the past, it may mean that the refrigerant level is low or there is some other problem in your car. So, check up on your air conditioning system by the help of an experienced technician.
4. Heat can drain the life of your car battery
Summer heat can badly impact on a car’s battery even more than winter. Two of the worst enemies of a car battery are heat and vibration, which eventually lead to internal breakdown and failure. Another potential problem in summer is the faster evaporation of the battery fluid, causing decay in terminals and connections. Clear any corrosive build-up from the battery terminals and cable clamps, and ensure that the clamps are tightly attached. If your car’s battery is working for more than three years, it’s a good idea to test it by a trained technician to find out its remaining lifetime.
5. Avoid letting too much heat on tires
Driving with under-inflated tires not just affects the handling and braking of a vehicle, it can also cause the tires to overheat and burst. This problem occurs especially when the road tarmac temperature is extremely high. While you check the tire pressures—including the spare one—the tire treads should also be inspected for adequate depth or any signs of uneven damage that indicate a suspension or alignment problem.