Engine reheating is really common in India during the summers. Most of us do not prepare our car for the summer season and without giving it the break, our cars keep on moving until the engine temperatures soar up and we are stranded on the roads. This makes life pretty stressful and difficult for those who actually don’t care. Since the summer season has almost arrived, we must take proper care and prepare our vehicle according to the heat conditions outside.
Here are some ways which could make life easier and prevent your engine from getting overheated:
Check the radiator and coolant regularly
One of the best ways to prevent your engine from overheating is to check the coolant and water in the car. Depending upon the age and condition of your car, it could be done daily or on a weekly basis. Imagine you going on a road trip and the car’s engine starts to overheat! You have nothing to do but to stand on the road. Nobody would actually want that to happen on a road trip at least.
Keep an eye on the temperature signal/reminder
Most of us keep an eye on the petrol reminder and take it to the last point but most of us do not keep an eye on the temperature signal. It is important to keep an eye on the temperature reminder too when on roads in summer. The engine temperature is pretty high in summers and in case the car starts to heat, do not panic. Take it to the nearest filling stations or a proper service centre to get it checked and verified.
Turn off the car’s air-conditioner
Once you get to see the engine’s temperature rising, turn off the air conditioner immediately so that the load on the engine reduces. This would also help in getting the temperature down. Also, the other way of bringing the temperature down is to turn on the blower on full blast which would actually help the engine temperature to reduce but it will make the inner cabin really hot as well.
Rev it while on neutral
In case you are stuck in traffic, shift the car on neutral and rev the engine. This allows the fan to create more air and also allows the car coolant (in case anything left) to flow in.
Carry extra water and coolant
Especially during the summers if the car gets overheated, water is a must. Open the cap of the radiator once the car cools down. Remember- Never open the radiator when the car is heated. The pressure would come directly onto the hands and face leading to serious burns. Once the car has cooled down, fill the radiator with water.
Check for any leakage
Once you have filled the water and coolant, before you head out again, check for any leakage. In case of any leakage, visit an authorized service centre and get it fixed.
There are engine health checkups which are organized by the service centre and you could get your engine checked by visiting us at Capital Hyundai- Noida Sector 63.