Summer temperatures can mean an overheated vehicle. Proper engine maintenance can help avoid the inconvenience of being stuck on the side of the road waiting for your engine to cool.  Statistics show that the greatest number of vehicle breakdowns occur in the summer. High speeds or prolonged inactivity like in traffic jams, combined with the high air temperature can cause the engine to overheat.


Keeping your radiator in good condition is a key factor in a smooth running vehicle. Whenever you take your vehicle in for service, have the attendant check your radiator. Be sure the antifreeze level is appropriate. Yes, you will need to have antifreeze even in the summer because it prevents the water in the radiator from reaching the boiling point and will protect your engine’s cooling system.

Cooling System Flush

If the cooling system of the car or truck becomes compromised, it can lead to overheating. Flushing the cooling system is relatively inexpensive and it will rid the system of any metal particles, rust, or other types of residue.

Air Conditioning

At the beginning of each summer season, it is recommended that you have your air conditioning system checked for any damaged or worn parts and to have the system fully charged. If you are planning a road trip during the summer, have everything under the hood checked.

Engine part replacement

Engines are designed to withstand very high temperatures. But if parts are worn or damaged, the engine pressure with the summer heat will cause failures. At least annually have a professional check all the fittings and hoses. Replacing them before they give way will cause you less grief than waiting for an emergency.

If you maintain a regular schedule of oil changes, tire pressure adjustment and engine examinations, you will have a better chance of surviving the summer without incident.  In the event you have a problem with your car overheating and need a tow to the mechanic please call Towing Toronto at 647-812-1477