Three Tips To Help Keep Your Engine CoolJuly 13, 2020 4:38 pm
The summer heat is here and temperatures are going to keep rising as we get further and further into the season. As Americans, we have the gift of being able to hang out in cool air-conditioned homes, cars, or even to jump into the pool on the hottest days of the year. Unfortunately, our cars don’t have the same luxury as we do and get left out in the sweltering heat for days or even months at a time. All that heat can be extremely damaging to your car, and if you aren’t careful, you could do some serious damage to your vehicle. You can easily keep your car running smoothly all summer long if you know what to look for and what to check during the heat of summer. If you would like to learn more about how you can protect your vehicle through the summer heat, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our elite staff will help you get all the parts and tips you need to easily handle any DIY project you want to tackle. Here are three quick tips to help your engine stay cool all summer long.
Wrap Your Exhaust
This may not come as much of a surprise, but the exhaust coming out of your engine can be extremely hot. If you have a supped up engine or have turbochargers, this exhaust can get up to 1500 degrees in the hottest spots. Needless to say, if you do not insulate the connections of your exhaust manifold, your engine could actually melt under the extreme heat of your engine running at high speeds. We recommend that if your engine is overheating that you invest in either some copper or titanium exhaust wraps to help insulate your pipes and push that heat away from your engine. This simple fix can drastically lower your engine temperature and keep your car running smoothly through even the hottest of days.
Change Your Oil
If you have ever looked at a wall of oil products and felt overwhelmed, you are not alone. There is a type of oil right for every model and age of vehicle that works best, even oil specifically designed to help cool down your engine. Make sure that you do your research and flip through your owner’s manual quickly to make sure that your vehicle can handle this type of oil first.
Get Some Hose Wraps
The fluids and gases that are pumped through your engine can get extremely hot, and if you are not properly insulating your hoses from that heat, you could see huge spikes in your engine temperature. There are dozens of hose wraps on the market that will easily fit any angle, shape, and style of hose to keep your engine safe from excessive heat retention.
These three DIY projects can easily be done over the course of a few hours and you should be able to see immediate results from your work. If you want to learn more about how to improve your engine or get any parts you may need, come into your local U Pull And Pay and meet with one of our expert staff today.
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This post was written by Jonathan Kling