Hot, Hot, Hot!
It’s been a toasty summer so far, Colorado! We’ve even hit 102F this month!
Be sure to come into The Subaru Clinic to have your pre-adventure checkup done. The last thing you want is to be stuck on the side of the road, steam coming from your engine, with a car full of kids (or dogs).
One of the most vital creature comforts in your vehicle is your air conditioner. We don’t do too well when we overheat, and neither does your engine. Your car’s cooling system typically needs a check-up every two years. This preventive maintenance can keep an engine from overheating. Typical problems like leaking hoses or radiator, worn or broken fan belts, faulty water pumps or thermostats, and electrical issues can be found -and fixed- before you hit the road.
If you’re already on the road, or it’s been a while since your last maintenance visit, here’s What to do if your car overheats:
- Turn off A/C
- Turn on heater full blast to drain engine heat, and prevent further damage
- Pull over and park, in the shade if you can
- Unless there is steam (!!!), raise the hood to cool the engine
- Call Roadside Assistance
- Have your car towed to The Subaru Clinic, Denver’s Best Subaru Repair Shop
While you leave your car to the best Subaru repair Denver team, we can also check your other systems for summer preparedness. We can look at your antifreeze, power steering, brake, and windshield washer fluids and check your engine oil level. We can test your lights, check your belts and hoses, pressure test your tires and double-check the tread, just to ensure your Subaru is ready for the adventures you have in store.
After you get your beloved Subaru from our capable hands, here’s some ideas for Delightful Day Trips in Colorado!
Stop by The Subaru Clinic to have your Summer Preventive Maintenance done today!