How to Prevent Your Vehicle From Overheating in Summer?

A technician working on a car's engine
Summer is around the corner, and like you, the heat waves are also bad for your car, putting its engine at risk of overheating. Besides the high temperature, several factors cause your vehicle to overheat, including extra strain on the cooling or heating system, damaging the water pump and leaking coolant. You must follow the right steps to prevent your vehicle from overheating during warmer summer days. To help you with the same, here are a few tips compiled by the expert technicians at Budds’ Chevrolet Buick GMC to help drivers keep their cars from overheating. 

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Some Reasons That Causes A Car to Overheat

Some common reasons that lead to car overheating include:

  • Low motor oil 
  • Inefficient car battery 
  • Malfunctioned car thermostat 
  • Troubled radiator cooling fan
  • Leakage in the head gasket, water pump and/or radiator
  • Coolant temperature sensor fail 

Top 5 Tips to Prevent Your Vehicle From Overheating 

  • Go for window tinting: Use a window film to limit the entry of harmful UV rays inside the cabin that may exhaust the air conditioning system, causing the car to overheat. Alternatively, you can also opt for portable window shades to prevent your vehicle from getting extremely hot during warm summer days. 
  • Take note of your car temperature gauge: Pay attention to the temperature gauge in your vehicle; if it points toward hot, pull over your car and let the engine cool down. 
  • Add engine coolant: Look at the indicator lines on the reservoir to determine the engine coolant level of your car. If it’s low, add the appropriate amount to keep the engine up and running.
  • Consider replacing your car battery: Older car batteries sometimes fail to provide the power needed to keep your car running, which is why you should consider replacing them so that your vehicle doesn’t have to work harder and get overheated. 
  • Schedule end-of-season auto maintenance: Head to Budds’ Chevrolet Buick GMC’s Service Department to get your car examined by our highly knowledgeable technicians. Our technicians closely look at the powertrain system and other important components. We use the best industry standard practices and OEM recommendations to take care of your vehicles like ours.

For more details about all our certified services, visit our website or showroom at 410 South Service Rd West, Oakville, ON, today!