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07/10/2017
An overheated engine can be quite a problem. If you don't want this stressful and possibly expensive situation to happen to you, follow the tips D&M Marketing, LLC has put together for you.

How to Keep Your Engine from Overheating

An engine can overheat for a myriad of different reasons. According to CarBrain, it's can be due to water pump failure, radiator blockage, low coolant levels, and more. All of these stress the engine out and causes its temperature to raise. Speaking of which, it sure doesn't help that the temperatures are especially high during this time of year, as they can contribute to a hotter engine. So, if you don't want to be stranded by the side of the road this summer, this is what you can do to keep your engine from overheating.

Call D&M Marketing, LLC at (770) 312-7542 to learn how AMSOIL's synthetic oil in Monroe can help your engine this summer.

Maintain Your Vehicle Perfectly

First and foremost, you need to do a good job at maintaining your vehicle. Issues with the vehicle's components (like the aforementioned water pump failures and radiator blockages) are likely to blame when there's an overheated vehicle. To avoid these problems, simply take your vehicle to a professional mechanic on a regular basis. Their expertise will allow them to assess the vehicle's condition and fix whatever needs fixing. Doing so will also guarantee that all will be smooth rides during this summertime.

Care for the Coolant

The cooling system has the incredibly important job of regulating the engine's temperature, to keep it from getting too hot. So, if your vehicle overheats, it may be that the cooling system isn't being cared for properly. For example, for it to provide its services effectively, it needs to be filled with the right amount of coolant. Doing a quick inspection of this every so often at home, will help you be sure that your engine will be cooled down and able to continue performing under the blazing sun.

Pay Attention to the Temperature Gauge

If you needed a sign that your engine is getting heated, the temperature gauge is it, as it lets you know how hot or cold your vehicle is running. Especially if your engine has overheated in the past, it is important that you keep an eye on this device, since it's more likely that it'll happen again. If, as you drive, you notice the gauge is nearing the "red" zone, you can turn your AC off and roll the windows down to see if that helps. If not, stop immediately to avoid a mishap.

Give Your Engine a Break

As previously stated, your engine gets stressed (because of improper maintenance, the temperature outside, etc.), which causes it to overheat. So, if you don't want it to shut down, you shouldn't add more stress to its plate. What this means is that you should do what you can to give your engine a break. For example, don't overpack your vehicle, as it will only make the engine work harder. Of course, you should also be a gentle driver, as being reckless can also result in an overworked and overheated engine.

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Keep Heat Away from Your Vehicle

Once again, high temperatures and sunshine aren't the only culprits in an overheated engine, but they are contributing to the cause. That's why, to keep your engine's temperature down, you should do what you can to protect it from the intense summer heat. On that note, try using sun shades on your windows and windshield to keep it shielded. You can also opt for parking in the shade to ensure it won't get too hot while it's there. Hopefully, with this easy fixes, you'll be able to thwart off some of the threat of an overheated engine.

Take Certain Precautions

As mentioned above, if your engine has overheated before, it is more probable that it will overheat again, which is why it is smart to take some precautions in case it does. On of them would be to keep a bottle of water or coolant in your vehicle to deal with the situation. If your vehicle does overheat while you're on the road, stop in a safe spot. Then, wait for the engine to cool down for awhile. Once it does, you can pour in the coolant to help its temperature.

Keep your engine cool for the summer with help from AMSOIL. Call authorized dealers D&M Marketing, LLC at (770) 312-7542 or browse AMSOIL's online store, to place an order for the most effective synthetic oil in Monroe.

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