How to Keep Your Nissan Engine From Overheating
With summer finally here and hot temperatures along with it, there are a few things that you should know going into the next few months. While hot summer days can cause your Nissan engine to overheat, it can also happen during the winter. The last thing you ever want to have happen to your vehicle is for its engine to overheat. Some major damage can be done when an engine overheats so try to follow these 5 tips on how to keep your Nissan engine from overheating and you’ll not only save money, but it will also keep you from having an unexpected breakdown on the road.
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5 Tips to Prevent Your Nissan Engine From Overheating
- Always monitor your engine temperature gauge while driving. This is your first line of defense. Pull over as soon as you see your Nissan engine temperature gauge get into the red.
- Shut off your Nissan engine. As soon as you’re pulled over and safely off the road, shut off your engine to keep it from getting any hotter.
- Let your Nissan engine cool off before you do anything. It may take a little while, but don’t touch anything until everything has cooled down. The last thing you want to do is burn your hand.
- Never take off your radiator cap when your engine has overheated. Wait until your engine has completely cooled down before you take off the radiator cap.
- Fill up the radiator fluid/engine coolant to help protect your Nissan engine from overheating. Once everything has cooled down, open the cap and fill up the cooling system with new antifreeze/coolant.
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Stop into Matt Castrucci Nissan if your engine needs some work after it has overheated. We’ll get your car back on the road and driving like new again. You can also schedule vehicle maintenance online to help speed up the process.