Overheating of the engine is one of the biggest problems with cars because sometimes it causes permanent damage. The repairing cost goes beyond your budget and sometimes you cannot afford it at the current time. It’s better to take some preventive steps instead of facing such kind of circumstances. An overheated engine results in many consequences like a blown radiator, engine shutdown and head gasket cracks. The situation goes worst when you are driving on highway for a long distance and no service stations are available in the nearby location. As a preventive measure, a heat reflective tape can work to an extent. Still, it’s better to follow some simple precautions to avoid all this mess.
Methods to Prevent Car from Overheating
1) Maintain the coolant level
Coolant fluid is the most significant measure to keep your vehicle’s temperature under control. It is passed from radiator to engine with the help of hoses. Make sure that half portion of coolant with half water portion of water is filled and it is in adequate quantity.
2) Park in Shadow
Always try to park the car under shades as much as possible. Even if you have to walk on foot for some distance, keep the car engine in shades especially in summer season. An already hot engine will soon become vulnerable to damage.
3) Proper Ventilation
Ventilation if air is necessary in car to keep its temperature under control. Enable the AC setting at fresh air and also keep the floor vents turned on.
4) Battery Replacement
An old battery of more than 3 years cannot provide adequate power supply to the engine. Consequently, car struggles a lot while turning on or using electricity. This interruption gradually increase the temperature of engine and the performance also decline.
5) Wiring Protection
Wiring in engine is more vulnerable than any other component because of its nonmetal coating that catches fire if exposed to excessive heat. The results of this wires vulnerability is also a main reason of engine overheating. Heat reflective tapes and heat sleeves are the most effective accessories to protect wires.
Prevent your car from heating issues as mentioned above but there are still chances of a breakdown. For complete protection against heating, use the insulating products of Kool Wrap Company in Melbourne.