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How to Deal With an Overheating Engine on Summer

Tips to Help You Deal With an Overheating Engine


There's nothing worse than having to deal with car troubles while on a fun summer road trip. If you're planning on taking a road trip this season, be sure to get your car inspected and tuned up before you hit the road. As you prepare for your trip, be extra sure your cooling system has been thoroughly checked out in order to avoid an overheating engine while on your trip. If you're not quite sure what an overheating engine means or what can cause it, Syntex Lubricants in Texas is here to help.

What an Overheating Engine Means for Your Car

All engines need to go through a warming up process in order to reach their proper operating temperature. The right temperature means your engine will be able to perform more efficiently, reducing emissions and increasing your fuel economy. However, if your vehicle  continues to heat up past its recommended operating temperature, this can mean trouble for your engine. Ignoring the signs of overheating or continuing to use your vehicle when you're out of coolant can lead to engine damage and expensive repair work.

The Cooling System Keeps Your Engine From Overheating

Luckily for you and your car, your vehicle is equipped with a cooling system that does all the hard work required to keep your engine cool. This system can be quite complex for those who aren't familiar with the way things work under the hood. In the most basic terms, the cooling system helps keep the engine operating at the right temperature by helping circulate coolant through a series of components. This system is made up of hoses through which the coolant flows reaching the engine and removing some of the heat in the area. It then flows back to the radiator where it is cooled off by the air entering through your vehicle's grill. As mentioned earlier, this is a very basic explanation. If you explore the cooling system further, you will notice that it also uses a thermostat, fans, belts, a water pump, among other elements.

For the best engine protection this summer, give your vehicle a full synthetic oil change in TexasContact Syntex Lubricants USA to find the best AMSOIL products for all your engines. Contact us at (800) 890-0220 for more information about our AMSOIL products or to place an order!

Top Causes of an Overheating Engine

A variety of issues in the cooling system can all lead to troubles with an overheating engine. The can range from simple and small to larger and more complex. These are some of the most common causes of an overheating engine:

  1. Using the wrong coolant. Not all vehicles use the same coolant. Before you replace the coolant in your vehicle, check your car's owner's manual to be sure you're using the right type. You will also likely need to use a mix of coolant and distilled water, the right mix will depend on your vehicle and coolant. When adding more coolant, it may be best to flush the old one and replace it altogether.
  2. Leaks in the cooling system. Leaks can be internal or external and they can be found in a variety of parts. The most common leaks occur in the hoses that the coolant flows through. A leaky hose can cause your cooling system to lose pressure, reducing its effectiveness. Leaks can also lead to quick decreases in coolants, leaving your engine exposed to extra heat.
  3. Blockages in the cooling system. There are a number of substances that can lead to clogs in your cooling system. Rust, debris, dirt, and other items can buildup in the cooling system causing your coolant to lose its ability to flow efficiently. To reduce these types of issues, have your coolant drained and replaced periodically. Old coolant can hold onto debris and cause clogs. For more help understanding clogs in your radiator, check out this post on the AMSOIL blog.
  4. Broken or damaged radiator fan. Along with the air that comes in through the grill, your radiator fan also helps to cool your coolant in the radiator. A damaged fan that isn't cooling sufficiently or a broken fan that isn't working at all won't be able to reduce the temperatures of your coolant sufficiently.

Best Synthetic Oil Change Near Me in Texas

To find out more about the benefits of using synthetic oil vs. conventional oil, contact Syntex Lubricants in TexasGive us a call at (800) 890- 0220 for more information about our full range of AMSOIL products. Stop by our online shop to browse our AMSOIL products or to place an order.

Advanced Performance for Any Engine

The benefits of AMSOIL synthetic lubricants aren’t confined to your car or truck. AMSOIL formulates synthetic lubricants that deliver excellent wear protection, maximum fuel economy and outstanding extreme-temperature performance for nearly any vehicle or piece of equipment you own.

AMSOIL engineers start by identifying challenges different applications present and formulating lubricants that solve those challenges. In some cases, other lubricant manufacturers may overlook a particular market or application. AMSOIL designed Signature Series Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid, for example, to deliver reserve protection against damaging heat and sludge for transmissions in hardworking vehicles. Until then, commercial contractors and other motorists had no access to a synthetic automatic transmission fluid that delivered guaranteed protection for twice the original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended severe-service drain interval. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic ATF not only offers peace of mind that hardworking transmissions are protected for the long haul, it also helps reduce maintenance costs.

The dirt bike market offers another prime example. AMSOIL-sponsored motocross and supercross riders identified consistent clutch feel as one of the biggest benefits an oil can deliver. AMSOIL engineers went to work in the company’s state-of-the-art chemical test lab designing a range of formulations that fit the bill. Additional testing took place in the AMSOIL mechanical test lab, where the lubricant was put to the test on a dyno. This type of focused product testing allows AMSOIL to optimize each of its synthetic lubricants for its intended application. Formulating lubricants that deliver measurable benefits is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Months of lab and on-track testing resulted in AMSOIL Synthetic Dirt Bike Oil, which delivers consistent clutch feel and superior wear protection to provide riders with the confidence to tackle any trail or track.

This rigorous approach to product development has led to one of the most extensive synthetic lubricant lines in the industry. Whether you’re looking for excellent deposit control in your outboard motor, protection against piston scuffing in your sophisticated new snowmobile engine or outstanding resistance to extreme heat in your Harley-Davidson, AMSOIL has you covered.
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