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The hottest month in the year, July, has just arrived and it's back with a vengeance as its temperatures continue to rise. During these increasingly hot days, we'll have to prepare for certain situations that may come as a consequence of the extreme conditions, for example, the possibility of having an overheated engine. If you think this could happen to you, below you'll find some tips on how you can manage the situation expertly. 

How to Manage an Overheated Engine with Synthetic Oil in Monroe

Take a Few Preventive Measures

It is hot outside, and you can bet that it will only get hotter and hotter. With the autumn months so seemingly far away in the future, your best bet at this point is to take certain preventive measures just in case your vehicle overheats. To that end, you should keep a bottle of coolant or water in the vehicle at all times, so you can pour it in the reservoir if the engine's temperature starts rising (though it's best if you use coolant). However, if you want to avoid dealing with an overheated vehicle altogether, make sure to provide it proper maintenance (for example, give it a synthetic oil change regularly). After all, a vehicle in top shape that runs smoothly is much less likely to fall victim to the summer heat.

React Appropriately at the First Signs

If you drive regularly, you probably have a pretty good idea of how your vehicle works by now. That's why, if you start noticing that it's acting bit weird (maybe it's a bit jumpy or heavy), quickly take a look at your dashboard and at the temperature gauge. If you notice that your vehicle is acting up because it's getting hotter, then it's time to start taking steps to keep the situation from worsening. To that end, turn your air conditioning system off and roll your window down to keep the vehicle fresh. If this isn't producing any positive results, you'll have to take one for the team: blast your heater on so that your engine has a chance to expel some of its heat. Hopefully, this will help you control the situation.

If You're Stuck in Traffic, Relax

Something you must understand is that, in many cases, the engine becomes overheated because it's being overworked. For that reason, one of the best tips you can follow in those situations, is to allow the engine to relax for a bit. However, if you don't have the luxury to pull over on the side of the road and wait for the engine to cool because you're stuck in traffic, don't panic just yet. There a few things you can do to help the engine breathe and calm down; for instance, you can opt for putting your vehicle in "Neutral". You can also only move at a slow, steady pace, without accelerating or braking too often. Try these tips until you find a spot to stop. Another way you can help your engine relax is to feed it with the best synthetic oil in Monroe. Call D&M Marketing, LLC in Monroe at (770) 312-7542 if you require top performing products to protect and lubricate your engine, so it can continue working smoothly.

Help Your Engine Cool Down Completely

Needless to say, if your engine has overheated, you should get to a place where you can stop, so you can keep it from shutting down on the road and causing an accident. Once you have arrived to a safe place where you can park, turn off your vehicle so the engine can start cooling. To help this process go over faster, you can open the hood of the car to allow the engine to get ventilated with some fresh air. Before you move on the next part of this tutorial, be sure to wait enough time (about half an hour), so that you don't burn yourself as you work on your vehicle. Once the engine has cooled down considerably, the next step is to take out the bottle of coolant/water that you should be keeping in your vehicle, and pour it into the reservoir. After that, your vehicle should be ready to keep going. However, we strongly recommend that you stop by a reliable mechanic who can look at your vehicle, assess the condition it is in, and fine-tune any issues it may have, so that it won't overheat as easily anymore.

If You're Searching for a High Quality Synthetic Oil in Monroe

If your engine is in dire need of a full synthetic oil change, contact D&M Marketing, LLCThey are authorized AMSOIL dealers in Monroe, which guarantees that they'll provide the best products to maintain your vehicle in perfect shape. Call (770) 312-7542 or visit the online store to acquire the best synthetic oil in Monroe. 

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