SUMMER IS COMING…IS YOUR CAR READY TO TAKE ON THE DUBAI HEAT?
The dreadful hot summer months are almost upon us. We do what we can to keep ourselves cool by wearing lighter clothes, keeping a water bottle and an umbrella with us. We need to prepare our cars for the warmer weather ahead if we don’t want it breaking down in the middle of the road.
Stepping into the hot summer weather of Dubai, following things should be checked in your car to keep it running.
- Check You Car Tires
Your car tires come in direct contact with the surface of the road where the temperature is searingly hot. Tires are more prone to damage because of this reason and tire blowouts are more frequent in hot summer weather. Due to the increase in wear and tear in summer season, the tires can go bald. this results in the loss of grip and making it highly unsafe to drive with bald tires.
Also, another important factor is the tire pressure. Checking and maintaining the tire pressure as stated by your car manual is essential to the appropriate running of the car. Low pressure in the tires can increase the fuel consumption and also make driving an uncomfortable thing.
- Air Conditioning Checkup
It is unimaginable to drive without an A.C. in the 50 degrees weather outside. And you don’t just want an average working air conditioning system, you want the A.C. to be working at the optimum level if you want to have a chance at beating the heat while out.
Before the summer sets in hot and heavy, get a thorough checkup of the A.C. If its not performing to your liking, mostly you might need to get the gas changed. But in some older cars, the engineering parts like the compressor, filter or the thermostat may need to be replaced or fixed.
- Coolant Level And Engine Oil
In the peak hot weather of UAE, the engine is likely to heat up. The engine works best within a range of temperatures. The cooling system of the engine has has the coolant that maintains the engine temperature. In the hotter weather this can evaporate from the radiator causing the engine to heat up. You need to keep an eye on the coolant level and in case of a drop in its level, top it up.
Oil levels need to be checked as well. Overheating can cause the motor oil to lose its viscosity and performance is affected. Quality of the oil is also important, if it appears dirty, it is time for an oil change.
- Battery Check
You car manual tells you exactly when to replace the battery. In the hot climate in the Middle East, the battery life is usually less because of the extra load on it during summer, to keep the AC running, controlling temperatures etc. Extreme heat may cause the battery fluid to evaporate as well resulting in a permanent damage to the battery components. So, you must check the battery condition every year and discuss with your trusted mechanic.
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