You’re driving your shiny, expensive car, on your way to something you have been looking forward to. A date, perhaps? You glance at the passenger’s seat and see a bouquet of flowers, waiting to make that special someone happy. You roll your windows down, and don’t mind the heat of the bright, sunny day. But just when you’ve assured yourself that today will be a great day, your engine overheats, and you’re stuck in the middle of the road. Tough break.
We at Automotive Part Suppliers are against those kind of days, and would very much like not to see anyone in the middle of the road sitting beside their steaming car. So today, we’ll give out a few tips that could help you keep on driving.
Hot weather and scorching sun
Our poor fella above got the worst of this. Overheating is most common during long and sunny trips. Let’s place emphasis on the “long.” Drivers who plan to make a trip that require at least four hours of continuous driving should be careful with their engine, unless of course their car is designed for those lengthy travels. For safety precautions, it’s wise to let your engine cool down during occasional pit stops.
Now, let’s turn our attention to “sunny.” If possible, take long trips during the evening or early morning to avoid both the scorching sun and heavy traffic.
Moments for maintenance
The car manual is one of the most underrated and underused items of importance. More often than not, it has been pushed aside, neglected, and forgotten. Kinda like Lamar Odom when Pau Gasol joined the Lakers, but anyway – under your car’s hood lays many parts, and all of them contribute to the overall function of your automobile.
The manual is very helpful in giving you specific information and instructions regarding those parts. How can you detect errors in the motor oil levels, the radiator, and so on if you don’t even know what they’re supposed to be and do in the first place?
Know thy engine
This part of the post is just me reminding you that it is the driver’s personal duty to know thy engine, to know how to take care of it, and know what to do when things break, leak, or overheat. If you’ve made it all the way here, and realize that you’re unfamiliar with your engine – I suggest that you grab your keys, pop open your hood, open your car manual, and when everything seems to be in place, go for a ride, just you and your car, preferably not during a day when it’s scorching hot.