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Hot Weather Hard On Cars

July 16, 2012, 4:52 PM by Shawn Neisteadt

Hot Weather Hard On Cars
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

With this hot weather, you may be thinking that winter temperatures sound good.  But when it comes to the extremes, both are extremely hard on you and your vehicle. 

With heat, and plenty of it outside, many drivers are worried about keeping their own cool and their cars.

“My AC works good.  Other than the heat, I do look at my temperature gauge a lot to make sure it's not going up higher than it should be," driver Haris Sisic said.

But mechanics say when the mercury goes up like this so does the stress on your vehicle.  That's why they suggest you look it over.

"You can't go wrong checking your own oil, checking your own antifreeze, the coolant, making sure it's full and up to snuff.  And if anything is out of the ordinary, bring it in.  And if you're not comfortable with it, bring it in," Tom Broadbent of Airway Service.

But for some, it's already too late.  Airway Service in Sioux Falls has had a rush of traffic lately with broken-down cars, most commonly cooling fans and radiators.  That makes the engine temperature dangerously hot, especially when drivers turn on the air conditioning.

"You've got to watch the temp gauge and the check engine light.  That's what they're there for," Broadbent said.

And oddly enough some of the breakdowns happening now on KELOLAND roads can be tied back to the weather we had half a year ago.

"With the easy winter we had we didn't sell the tires we used to, so now tire sales are through the roof.  The hot weather will take out an old tire even if it's got good tread," Broadbent said.

Which is why experts recommend new tires every five years or so and keeping up on your general maintenance before it's too late, because this extreme heat can be just as hard on your car as a cold snap.

"With the motor heating up and the heat itself as well, it's all just working so hard, definitely the summer," Sisic said.

The dry conditions can also be hard on your vehicles because of the extra dust in the air which can collect on engine parts and cause problems.

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