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With the intensely hot summer months here, you need to do what you can to protect your vehicle from the heat. To find tips on the matter, read this post by Go Synthetic Lubes in Pewaukee.

How to Protect Your Vehicle from the Heat

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Maintain Your Vehicle Perfectly

The harsh sun rays, the increasing temperatures, the scorching hot asphalt, and other similar extreme conditions that are present during the summertime can take a toll on your vehicle. To ensure it will be able to withstand them and keep you going even when the heat is intense, you need to maintain your vehicle perfectly. To achieve that, you should first read your owner's manual thoroughly. There, you'll be able to find recommendations and tips on how to keep your vehicle in mint condition for longer. Likewise, take your vehicle to a mechanic every so often, so that they can examine your vehicle and its components and provide the professional maintenance they may require.

Pay Close Attention to Your Vehicle's Cooling System

Much like you when the heat is too overwhelming during the summer, your vehicle can shut down and just stop working just because it's too hot outside. Luckily, there's a system whose sole job is to cool down the engine so it can continue working. Said system is aptly named: the cooling system. However, for the cooling system to actually cool the engine and regulate its temperature, it needs to be in proper shape. Basically, it needs to have enough coolant, which means you should check that it does every so often. If it doesn't, or if it's leaking out, tend to the problems at once to keep the system working.

Notice if Your Vehicle's Temperature is Rising

Now that the weather is increasingly hot, you should notice the moment your vehicle's temperature starts to rise. That's why, during the summer, you should keep an eye out on your vehicle's temperature gauge (this is particularly important if your vehicle has been known to overheat in the past). If you notice that the temperature gauge is indicating that the engine is getting dangerously hot, you should take a few measures to bring it back down and prevent an overheated engine. One of the things you can do, for example, is turn off the air conditioning system (roll the windows down, instead), so that the engine isn't as stressed out.

Keeping your engine protected and well lubricated can also help it stay cool. Use AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil, the best synthetic oil in Pewaukee, to maintain your engine perfectly.

Let Your Engine Rest

The more and harder your engine has to work to move you around, the more it will heat up. Lest you want it to shut down, you should do what you can to relieve some of its stress and avoid the consequences of an overheated engine. To do this, you should take a few steps. For example, avoid driving like a madman, as the constant change in speed and directions will make the engine work more. Likewise, try to keep your vehicle as light as possible, since the extra weight can also stress it out.

Keep Your Vehicle Shaded

The engine isn't the only one that could be affected from the extreme heat of the summer days. In fact, several of your vehicle's components could be rendered useless if exposed to the sun's rays for too long. To limit said exposure, you should keep your vehicle shaded whenever you can. For example, try to seek out parking spots under trees or another type of cover. You can also make use of sun shades for your windshield and windows, so you can reduce the amount of light that comes into your vehicle.

Have Extra Coolant in Your Vehicle

If your engine has shut down in the past due to the extreme temperatures, your best bet is to keep coolant with you at all times. This way, if that problematic situation arises once more, you'll be able to solve it in a timely and safe manner. To keep yourself from getting burnt, let the engine cool down for about half an hour before you start pouring the coolant bottle into the reservoir.

For all of your vehicle's maintenance needs, contact Go Synthetic Lubes at (262) 696-9506. They'll provide high performing products for them, such as the most effective synthetic oil in Pewaukee.


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