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Every motorist knows one thing: If you drive your car in the heat then you run the risk of your engine overheating. However, what every motorist doesn’t know is that there are many quick and easy tips which can help to keep this from happening. When it comes to driving during high temperatures, many motorists believe that the only thing they can do to stop their engine from overheating is to simply leave their car at home and stay indoors. And while this works, it leaves many motorists unable to take advantage of the great weather!

Easy Tips to Reduce Your Engine Temperature

To help keep you and your car on the road for longer during the summer heat, Synthetics Northwest has put together a few easy to adopt tips to follow.

All You Need Is Water in Your Radiator

Can you remember your parents filling their radiator with nothing but water? If you can then your memory is better than most! More So, the engine which they were using wasn’t likely to be a modern or powerful one. Modern engines, like the one you drive, need a little more help than just water to keep their temperatures down during the summer heat. This helps comes in the form of engine coolant. Engine coolant is a smooth fluid which includes a range of additives and chemicals and has been proposed designed for one thing and one thing only - keep your engine cool while you drive in the heat. While it may look very similar to water, you can bet that engine coolant can and will keep your engine cooler and your vehicle traveling for longer.

Don’t Let the Gauge Rise Too High!

We’ve all been guilty of doing it. As you drive and see the temperature gauge rise, you wish and hope that staring at it as you drive will magically make it reduce, and in turn, lower your engine temperature. However, if you have done this only once then you know it doesn’t work. In fact, this act just leaves you and your vehicle stuck in the middle of the road with steam pouring out of the hood of your car. Instead of following this way of thinking, the best thing you can do when you see your gauge rising is to pull over safely and switch off your car. 30 minutes can be all is takes for your temperature to reduce enough to either keep you on your way to your destination or back home to get your engine tended to. To keep your engine running during the summer heat, click here to buy Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant. Designed to actively reduce your engine temperatures, Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant is the best way to keep your engine temperature in check as you drive. To find out more, check out the online store or don’t hesitate to call an expert at Synthetics Northwest by calling (503) 371-7184.

Don’t Crank the Air-Con!

As soon as it starts to get even remotely warm inside your car during the summer heat, motorists immediate crank up the air conditioning as high as possible until the inside of their car resembles a scene from Disney’s Frozen. And while the feeling is nice, it isn’t helping your engine at all. You see, each time that you turn on your air-conditioner, your engine activates a secondary belt, similar to your fan belt. This belt not only keeps your air conditioning working but it also puts additional strain on your engine, which, in turn, increases your operating temperatures. Instead of using the air conditioner in this manner, consider these tips to reduce the temperature inside your car: Open your front windows, aim your vents towards the open widows, and turn on your non-powered heater. While it can seem counter-intuitive, this method can actually work to vent your engine by taking hot air from the engine and sending it out of your car via your open windows. If you are driving on the freeway and it’s hot out, instead of using the air conditioning, simply open your front windows all the way and your rear windows slightly. This method works to bring in cooler air from outside whilst pushing hot and stale air from your rear windows. If you are driving around the city completing your errands or even on the highway, consider using the air conditioning only in bursts. For example, turning it on for a few minutes each hour can be enough to take the edge off the heat inside your car and make it bearable as you drive.

What Condition Is Your Car In?

How well you take car of your engine can greatly determine just how high the temperature gauge will rise. Why? Because an engine which isn’t properly maintained needs to exert more energy and effort to keep you going. As you can imagine, this energy and effort comes at a cost of your temperature. Instead, consider basic maintenance tips such as:
  • Be sure your oil filter is clean and in good working order.
  • Clear out your air filter.
  • Ensure your tire pressure is correct.
  • Check your fluid levels and condition.
  • Give your engine a synthetic oil change.
Each of these combined can work to greatly reduce the temperatures your engine reaches as you drive.

Give Your Car a Synthetic Oil Change in Salem, OR

A synthetic oil change works to help your engine run smoother and with less friction. The smoother your engine can run, the less the temperature gauge will rise. If you are new to the idea of giving your car a synthetic oil change or you want to learn more, speak with an expert at Synthetics Northwest by calling (503) 371-7184. With a range of high-quality AMSOIL products available, you can rest assured that Synthetics Northwest will make sure you get the right engine lubricants and coolant for your engine type.

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