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Much of the heat of combustion in your vehicle’s engine must be dissipated by the cooling system.
To prevent yourself from being stranded with overheating trouble, ensure that the radiator water is clean and has the correct amount of antifreeze in it. Anti-freeze also acts as summer coolant to increase the cooling system’s efficiency.
Ensure the radiator is correctly filled and isn’t blocked or leaking.
Also check the cooling system hoses from time to time - they should be firm and resilient.
If they collapse easily or crackle when you squeeze them, they may be close to failure. If your vehicle unexpectedly overheats in traffic, the electric cooling fan may have failed, or the fuse might have blown.
Ask your mechanic to change the engine’s water pump at the required intervals, to ensure the coolant can circulate effectively.
Tip courtesy of Bridgestone