Weather conditions are beyond our control, but what we can definitely do is be smart and prepare our vehicles to ensure safety. In general, it is good to maintain your vehicle throughout the year, but we are focusing on the heatwave to keep you safe and sane.
In this blog we well highlight essential car components that require extra attention along with the reason to putting extra care in maintaining them and ensuring a smooth and safe driving experience.
1. Engine - It is important that your engine is running at the right temperature regardless of how hot it gets, and the cooling system is responsible for this. Check your engine and components surrounding it if you think it has been overheating due to the heatwave. Never ignore the ‘check engine’ sign on your dashboard.
2. Coolant - Check the coolant level for starters, during summers it is mandatory to maintain a good coolant level. Your vehicle's coolant is responsible for maintaining the temperature of the engine. It flows through the radiator in order to do so. Sometimes your coolant may be contaminated as well. In such a case the coolant will need to be drained and refilled with clean, fresh coolant.
3. A/C components - Sometimes the only way to survive during your drives is your AC, if you notice that your car's air conditioner is blowing hot air, then there may be a fault with the condenser. Also, check for any loose hoses that are connected to the AC and fix them accordingly, there may also be a block or leak that may need fixing. A bad AC can be a big cause for your engine overheating, so never take it lightly.
4. Hoses and Pipes - Canadian weather is about the extremes, and all the hoses and pipes in your vehicle battle it too, just like you! It only makes sense to check them as they expand and contract with the change of season, it can cause cracks, breaks, and other wear and tear. Because almost all components are connected via pipes and hoses, any damage can cause problems with the connected components.