What are the Most Common Car Problems in Hot Weather?

May 23rd, 2017 by

Three Common Summertime Car Problems in Hot Weather

We usually think that most temperature-related car problems happen during the frigid months of winter. However, that is not true! A heatwave when we feel like we are seven inches from the midday sun can be incredibly tough on your Volkswagen. Here are three common car problems that can occur during the summer months and what you can do to help prevent them.

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Summertime Car Problem #1: Overheated Engine

Whenever you drive your Volkswagen, the engine and all of the other components under the hood produce a lot of friction and heat. And when we experience a major heatwave with triple-digit temperatures, your engine might not be able to handle it all. To prevent your engine from overheating, make sure that your Volkswagen is equipped with the proper amount of coolant.

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Summertime Car Problem #2: Dead Battery

Extreme heat not only drains all of your energy and motivation, it also drains your Volkswagen model’s battery. Once your battery reaches two to three years in age, have your mechanic check its juice level every time you get an oil change. Try to make it last longer by not leaving your Volkswagen model’s lights on or depending on your Volkswagen as your prime charging station for your phone.

Summertime Car Problem #3: Damaged Tires

Asphalt can get extremely hot when exposed to the sun for extended periods of time, and even more so during a triple-digit heat wave! This can do a number on your tires, so make sure that the ones on your Volkswagen are not cracked or bald. Frequently check the tire pressure and fill as needed to prevent any premature aging or damage.

Come to Compass Volkswagen for All of Your Maintenance Needs

Before the summer season (and the hot weather) arrives, schedule an appointment with the Compass Volkswagen service department. Our friendly experts will be more than happy to help you keep your Volkswagen running smoothly no matter how hot it gets!

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