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5 Simple Ways to Prevent Summer Overheating

You may love the heat that the summer brings, but your car may not. During the summer, your vehicle is at risk for overheating and extensive damage. That’s why it’s important that you find ways to keep your car cool during the hot summer months. Here are five simple ways you can keep your car cool this summer.


1. Park in the Shade

One of the easiest ways to prevent your car from overheating this summer is by parking it in the shade whenever possible. Just like you can feel and appreciate the temperature difference between the sun and the shade, so can your car. Parking in the shade will not only keep your car cool but will also extend the life of your vehicle. 


2. Clean Your Condenser

The more air that flows through the radiator, the better the cooling. Dirt and debris will build up at the front of your vehicle, and your A/C condenser will take the brunt of the build-up. Your condenser sits immediately in front of your radiator, and if it’s clogged with debris, it blocks airflow to the radiator and affects engine cooling. Have your mechanic clean your condenser to ensure that your car stays cool throughout the summer.


3. Insect Your Engine Belts

The belts in your car are responsible for transporting energy from the engine to other vital components of your vehicle, such as your fan and water pump. These parts are important parts of your cooling system. If any of the engine belts are faulty, it means that energy is not being transported to parts of your car’s cooling system, and as a result, your vehicle is at risk for overheating.


4. Turn on the Heat

Turning on your car’s heater is probably the last thing you want to do on a hot summer day. However, if the temperature gauge does start to creep up, turning on the heater will transfer heat away from the engine and prevent your car from overheating. This won’t fix any underlying problems, but it will be a temporary solution that gives you time to bring your vehicle into an auto repair shop to solve the problem. 


5. Keep an Eye on Your Coolant

As the name suggests, car coolant protects your engine from overheating. Throughout the summer, be sure to keep an eye on your coolant levels. If you seem to have a lower than normal amount of coolant in your car, it could be because of a leak. Bring your vehicle to a professional mechanic to check your coolant and do a coolant flush every 30,000 miles. 


Mighty Auto Pro Keeps Your Vehicle Cool

Prevent overheating this summer by bringing your car into Might Auto Pro’s Montville, OH auto shop. We’re a trusted auto repair shop that’s been helping drivers preserve their cars for over 20 years. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. 

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