Ways to Keep Yours Cars Maintained During UAE Summer
“Loyalty is an expensive gift” if we glimpse our belongings under this quotation we would come to know that our each and every stuff needs care. Our diet, clothing, bedding, utensils I mean each and every thing and of course “Cars”. Intensive care increases 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 UAE.
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- Keep an eye on your Tires:
UAE climate has a debilitating effect on all cars, no matter how well-made they are. 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 on regular basis. Incorrectly inflated tires on roads that are as hot as they get in the UAE can only lead to disaster.
- Top up coolant fluids:
Car’s water, its coolant levels, adequate lubrication is important to be noted on regular notice. Try to keep your car engine as cool as you can. Moreover count refilling of the refrigerant and the oil used to lubricate the compressor’s moving parts. This isn’t normally part of car’s service schedule, but AC units can leak 10 per cent of their gas each year, so it’s worth checking.
Car radiators are the most common cause of car breakdowns in the UAE, and yet they are fantastically simple to maintain. 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 important to look after it. A low coolant level in the radiator is one of the major reasons for overheating in vehicles. The drop in level could be due to a variety of reasons like a leak in your head gasket – which is a serious 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. The reason for this change is that aluminum radiators cool much better than the 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, then the car’s age could be the issue. Newer cars won’t be too affected.
- Get Your Battery Tested.
It’s always recommended get your battery tested at the beginning of summer, so you don’t have to deal with breakdowns in the middle of highways. High temperatures can really cut short 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 is possible, always ensure your car is not parked out 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 sun shade.