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How to keep your car from overheating in the hot UAE weather

You’ve been dreading the warm temperatures that the summer in Dubai brings and so has your car engine. Excessive temperatures can cause your car engine to overheat, halting those weekend plans and landing yourself an expensive repair.

What causes car engines to overheat?

While driving in hot weather may cause engine overheating, it isn’t the only one reason. If your coolant level is low or you experience a cooling system leak, your engine may overheat.

It’s imperative that you find the source and get it checked as soon as you can. The first signs of engine overheating can include:

  • Steam coming out from under the hood

  • Your temperature gauge steadily increasing from normal level

Here are some steps to help you if you experience your engine overheating:

Be prepared

As part of your emergency road kit, be sure to carry coolant and distilled water or pre-mixed coolant for your vehicle.

Check coolant level

Get in the habit of checking your coolant/antifreeze level on a regular basis. Consult your owner’s manual to ensure you’re using the right mixture of antifreeze and water.

Watch temperature gauge

While driving, keep an eye on your temperature gauge. If it starts to increase, follow the steps above to help prevent overheating.

Fix any leaks

If you notice any antifreeze leaks, have your mechanic diagnose and fix the source of the problems right away. Prevention really is the best form of medicine for an engine overheating!

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