Ways to Keep Your Cars Maintained During UAE Summer
“Loyalty is an expensive gift.” If we glimpse our belongings under this quotation, we would come to know that each and every stuff needs care. Our diet, clothing, bedding, utensils I mean each and everything and, of course, “Cars.” Intensive care increases the life span of our whole belongings.
So here we are, trying to focus on some exasperation and fury experienced by our car-lover friends in hot summer weather like the UAE.
- Keep an eye on your Tires:
UAE climate has a debilitating effect on all cars, no matter how well-made. Heat expands, so fill your tires with nitrogen and not regular air. Nitrogen does not expand even if the temperature rises inside your tires, thus making them last longer. Properly check out tires regularly. Incorrectly inflated tires on roads as hot as they get in the UAE can only lead to disaster.
- Top up coolant fluids:
Car’s water, coolant levels, and adequate lubrication must be noted on regular notice. Try to keep your car engine as cool as you can. Moreover, count the refilling of the refrigerant and the oil used to lubricate the compressor’s moving parts. This isn’t usually part of a car’s service schedule, but AC units can leak 10 percent of their gas each year, so it’s worth checking.
Car radiators are the most common cause of car breakdowns in the UAE, yet they are incredibly simple to maintain. The engine creates heat and fiction while working. Water flow should be kept in control through the radiator.
The radiator keeps your car’s engine cool, and it’s essential to look after it. A low coolant level in the radiator is a primary reason for the vehicle overheating. The drop in level could be due to various reasons, like a leak in your head gasket–a severe problem – or the heater core. It is advised to renew the coolant whenever the radiator is serviced. Ideally, this is to be done annually. You should check your coolant level at least once a month. Avoid the radiator from clogging, as it will block the airflow through the radiator. Screw up the radiator cap properly and carefully supervise the thermostat.
- Heat Exchanger Materials:
Traditionally, radiators were made using copper and brass cores. But cost-efficient and weight-saving aluminum cores using plastic tanks are slowly replacing them. This change is because aluminum radiators cool much better than copper-brass ones. The rate of heat transfer in aluminum is impressive among common metals. If you have an older car with copper and brass core plumbing, the car’s age could be the issue. Newer cars won’t be too affected.
- Get Your Battery Tested.
Getting your battery tested at the beginning of summer is always recommended so you don’t have to deal with breakdowns in the middle of highways. High temperatures can shorten a battery’s shelf life, even if you don’t notice the minor signs of a worn-out battery.
Park in the shade – As much as possible, always ensure your car is not parked in the blazing sun, as the fierce temperatures are often responsible for faded paint, discolored interiors, and cracks on the armrest or dashboard. If you don’t have easy or regular access to a shady spot, consider purchasing a car cover or, at the very least, a sunshade.