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Why You Should Never Ignore Your Vehicle's Check Engine Light

How Texas Temps Affect Your European Car Engine and Transmission HEAT MAKES ENGINES WORK HARDER Dallas temperatures reach 96 degrees in the summer. Engine becomes prone to overheating. Service solution: Have cooling system inspected before summer. Flush the system every other year (every 40,000 - 60,000 miles) to keep coolant clean and fresh. HEAT PUTS ADDITIONAL STRAIN ON TRANSMISSION Service solution: Change fluid and filter every 30,000 miles. Tires HOT ROADS WEAR OUT THE RUBBER ON TIRES Increases the likelihood of a blowout. High-performance tires common on European cars wear even faster. Service solution: Before summer, hire a technician to inspect tire tread. UNDERINFLATED TIRES HEAT UP FASTER IN SUMMER Improperly inflated tires cause uneven tread wear and bad gas mileage. Service solution: Check tire inflation monthly and adjust PSI to manufacturer-recommended level. Air Conditioning SUMMER IS HARD ON AC UNIT AC failure can occur suddenly. Service solution: Have air conditioner inspected before summer. Belts and Hoses EXTREME TEMPERATURES PUT STRESS ON BELTS AND HOSES Failed hoses or belts render your car unusable and can cause permanent damage. Service solution: Schedule inspection of belts and hoses for cracks every 3,000 - 6,000 miles or with every oil change. Battery SUMMER HEAT CAUSES LIQUID INSIDE BATTERY TO EVAPORATE Car may fail to start. Service solution: Have your battery cleaned and tested by a technician before summer. PROVIDED BY: AUTOSCOPE FOREIGN CAR CARE Sources: COOLANT

Why You Should Never Ignore Your Vehicle's Check Engine Light

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Using your car’s AC in the summer puts a strain on your engine, making it more prone to overheating. You can help prevent this problem by using your AC sparingly and having your air conditioner insp...


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