How Heat Impacts Your Car
If you're shopping for a used vehicle, you need to come to Hawk Cadillac, your used Cadillac dealer in Channahon, where we always maintain a great inventory of certified, pre-owned vehicles.
Whatever you're driving, new or pre-owned, overheating is one of the main causes of summertime breakdowns, and here are four ways summer heat impacts your car.
Summer heat can take its toll on your battery, interfering with the chemical processes inside and making it difficult to produce enough power or hold a charge. Have your mechanic check the voltage output and recharge or replace your battery if necessary.
The job of the cooling system is to keep your engine running at the right temperature, preventing engine parts from overheating and failing. The system relies on coolant/antifreeze to keep the engine cool, and that job is much harder during the summer. So make sure your system is topped off with high quality coolant/antifreeze.
Summer heat makes the air in your tires expand and can lead to over-inflation and blowouts. Check your tire pressure every two weeks or so to keep the PSI under control.
Summer heat causes engine oil to thin slightly, meaning some engine parts don't get the lubrication they need. We suggest changing your oil at the beginning of summer with a high-quality, summer-ready replacement.
At Hawk, your used Cadillac dealer Channahon, we hope you find these warnings helpful and that all your summer driving is a breeze.