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Your engine is more prone to overheating and shutting down now that the temperatures are rising. For tips on how you can prevent this annoying situation, read this post that in Waterford has prepared for you.

The summer months are getting closer and closer, and for those who live in the South of the United States, this means that the heat is about to get intense. To prepare for such occurrence, people try to stay in the shade, wear lighter clothes, and drink more water to avoid a heatstroke. And just as you prepare to prevent your body from overheating, so do you need to prepare your vehicle so the engine won't overheat and shut down when you're driving down the road. Needless to say, this is an incredibly annoying and even dangerous experience, which is why you should avoid it at all costs. To learn tips and tricks that will help keep the temperature in your engine down during the intense summer heat, continue reading the post below.

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How to Keep Your Engine from Overheating

Maintain Your Vehicle in Mint Condition

First and foremost, you need to maintain your vehicle properly. Malfunctioning or damaged components (like faulty brakes or worn down tires) can actually add stress to the engine, which increases the chances of it overheating dramatically. For that reason, it's highly recommended that you take your vehicle to a mechanic as the season starts to change. They will be able to fine-tune any areas that need it. Moreover, you should pay more attention to it to notice any imperfections and address them.

Make It Easier on the Engine

If you want to protect your engine from the intense heat outside, you need to avoid stressing it out. This is because, a stressed out engine has to work harder and as a result, it generates more heat. To prevent a stressed out engine, you should drive your vehicle gently, travel lightly, and generally, try to keep the engine as relaxed as possible when you're driving your vehicle around.

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Keep Up with the Coolant

Because of all of the friction that goes on inside the engine when it's working, there is a cooling system that is in charge of regulating that temperature and keep it from overheating. This means that, if you want to prevent an overheated engine, you need to keep up with the cooling system's maintenance. An important part of this is making sure that the coolant is in proper condition, so keep it in mind.

Pay Attention to the Temperature Gauge

If your vehicle has overheated before, you should pay more attention to the temperature gauge now that summer is here. As you know, this is a device that lets you know how the engine is doing temperature-wise. Pay attention to the temperature gauge, so you can notice when the heat starts building up, and you can take some measures to keep your vehicle from shutting down.

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Protect Your Vehicle From the Heat

The temperature outside can definitely add to the temperature inside the engine, which is why you need to be more careful during this time of year and protect your engine from it. To that end, it's suggested that you find shade for your vehicle whenever it is possible. For example, park it in the shade when you can. Likewise, you can use sun shades to divert some of the intense rays away from it.

Take Certain Precautions

Last but not least, you may want to take some extra steps to guarantee you'll be able to deal with a hot engine (especially if it's overheated before). For example, if you notice that temperature gauge is rising up, you can turn the AC off and blast the heater to let some of the heat from the engine out. You can also keep a water or coolant bottle in the vehicle, so you can pour it into the cooling system if case the engine shuts down.

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