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07/17/2018


Even if you don’t know anything about engine maintenance, there is one thing which every motorist knows (and worries about) - their engine overheating. The problem with this level of engine knowledge is that it means the majority of motorists simply don’t know why their engine overheats which, in turn, means they don’t know how to prevent it.

Basic Tips You Can Use to Keep Your Temperature Gauge Low

Ace Hi Oil knows a thing or two about engine maintenance and has prepared the following list of easy to follow and basic tips to help you keep your temperature gauge down during the summer heat.

Watch Your Temperature Gauge

We’ve all been guilty of it; You are driving during a hot day and you can see your temperature gauge rising higher and higher. But, instead of doing anything about it, we cross our fingers and hope and pray that our engine will magically cool down and the gauge will go down with it. Of course, we all know that this results in nothing more than an overheated engine and you being stuck half-on-the-side of the road steam pouring from your engine. Instead of enlisting the help of hope (it hasn’t helped you before), the next time that you see your temperature gauge making its way up or maybe you can see a small amount of steaming rising, pull over in a safe space and switch the car off. That’s it. Just pull over, switch the car off, and wait around 20-30 minutes. This can often be enough time to let your engine cool down enough to get you home or it may even be the right amount of time for traffic to alleviate, giving you the opportunity to get your car moving at a decent speed where the motion of the wind can help to cool it enough to get you home.

Are You Using Water in Your Radiator?

Decades ago it was enough to use water in your radiator. Sure, it wasn’t the best, but coolant was more of an option with water doing the job. However, with modern engines and ever-increasing summer temperatures, coolant isn’t just an option anymore, it’s a requirement. If your radiator has nothing but water inside it, it's time to add some coolant to the mix to help your engine temperatures down. While it may look similar and, in some instances, may even look the same, you can bet that its content works hard to keep your engine as cool as possible. Click here to buy Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant and keep your engine temperatures low as you drive during the summer heat. If you aren’t sure if this is the right coolant for your engine, speak with somebody who can help. Call Ace Hi Oil today at (888) 459-9958 and let a friendly professional find you the right high-quality AMSOIL engine coolant for your needs. Alternatively, check out the online store for more information.

Use Your A/C During the Right Moments

Let’s face it; As soon as the temperature inside your car reaches anything close to what you would consider warm, you crank up the A/C and bast the cool air until it feels like you’re reliving a scene from Disney’s ‘Frozen’. And while it may work, it isn’t doing your engine any favors. As soon as you turn on your A/C, a second needs to be activated and turned to keep your A/C going. This is in addition to the belt which is already being used to turn the fan which is cooling your radiator. So while it is working to keep *you* cool, it’s actually adding strain to your engine which is actually increasing your engine’s operating temperature. Instead, consider these use cases:
  • If you are zipping around the city, doing lots of stops and starts, parking often, then using the A/C isn’t such a bad idea, as long as you don’t try to freeze inside.
  • If, however, you are cruising along the freeway with your family to visit relatives or you and your friends are going on a road trip, consider leaving the A/C off and instead, use the windows to let the cool breeze in. When doing this, however, be sure to open the front windows along with the back ones to both let in the cool air and push out the hot.

Pay Attention to Your Engine Maintenance

Last, but certainly not least, is a tip about engine maintenance. Even if you don’t know the first thing about your engine or how it works, you can bet that there are maintenance items you can take care of at home which can have a significant impact on your engine performance and temperatures. Items like:
  • Keeping your fluid levels in check including the quality of your fluids
  • Ensuring your tire pressure is at the correct level
  • Unpacking your trunk to lower your car’s load
  • Even cleaning the air filter (yes, believe it or not, you can do this at home)
Each of the above tips will help in their small way to keep your engine running smoother and, in turn, cooler.

Nothing Beats a Synthetic Oil Change in Southlake, TX

Giving your car a synthetic oil change can not only help to keep your temperatures down but it can also have a powerful impact on the overall performance of your vehicle, not to mention working to extend its lifespan! To learn more or to find the right product for your vehicle, speak with a professional at Ace Hi Oil by calling (888) 459-9958. With a range of high-quality AMSOIL engine lubricants and coolants available, you can trust that Ace Hi Oil will find you the right product for your needs.
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