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Preventing your Vehicle from Overheating

by | Jun 13, 2019 | Coolant Flush, Maintained, Overheating summer, Preventing


Preventing any issues

Preventing your vehicle from overheating when you drive is important and should be one of your major concerns. Make sure that you have your vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections. This can increase the chance of keeping the engine cool, and having a smooth road trip. If you start to notice your vehicle overheating, it is always recommended to pull over when it is safe to do so.


The first thing to help decrease the chance of the vehicle overheating is to make sure you have plenty of coolant or antifreeze. If this is low, the engine will be more likely to overheat when you drive. You will want to make sure that the radiator has enough coolant to keep the vehicle and engine running and operating efficiently. If you notice that the coolant needs to be replaced often, make sure to check for any signs of a leak. Replacing coolant frequently is not common, so make sure to schedule an appointment with us.

Check Fluids

Keeping the coolant and fluids in your vehicle in the best condition are important as well. You will want to make sure that the coolant is replaced on a regular interval, so it can perform the best it can. Regular changes do not only help prevent overheating, but it can also help reduce corrosion. If you notice that there is a fluid leak under your vehicle after you move it, make sure to bring the vehicle in for an inspection.

Clear out the build-up

Check the radiator as well for your vehicle. Over time, leaves, dirt, and dead insects can build up in it. If this becomes piled up in front of the radiator or condenser, there is an issue. It can block the airflow for the cooling system. If dust and grass builds up, air will not be able to get through the condenser or radiator. Make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it properly for any issues it might have.