These are the parts of the vehicle that must be checked before going on a trip to avoid breakdowns in the middle of the road
The entry of summer brings with it a suffocating heat that causes the operation to go out to the coastal areas to escape the high temperatures. The beaches is the place chosen to enjoy the holidays and
The car is the transport that 90% of Spaniards choose, as reported by Acierto, the insurance comparator. But keep in mind that this vehicle is also affected by heat.
The General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) warns that
high temperatures influence the deterioration of some parts of the car. In addition, from Acierto they point out that
vehicle power can be reduced by up to 15% in extreme heat conditions. For this reason it is necessary
check the car before going on a trip. In this way, we will avoid that we can get stranded in the middle of the road.
The most affected part is the
refrigeration system and checking it is essential. For this, it is advisable to check that the coolant level is between the maximum and the minimum. This should not be reduced to when long trips are made, but it is advisable to periodically replace the liquid in the circuit as this will prevent it from losing its properties. It is also good to take a look at the rest of the circuit where there are parts such as the belt, the hoses or the radiator, among others.
Other areas of the car to take into account when we prepare our trip are
brakes, battery and tires. These three elements are severely affected in the hottest months.
The most common breakdowns during summer trips
From the web recambiosdeconfianza.es they point out which are the
most common breakdowns during the summer. One of the main problems that we can find is that the car does not start when we want to start it. Something that can be avoided if
the battery is checked before leaving, since it can also be a more serious inconvenience if we are in the middle of the trip. The
alternator, closely related to the battery, works more than normal in the heat due to excessive use of the air conditioning and other parts such as the cooling system. If you want to avoid an incident on the road, you should examine that the piece and its strap are not damaged.
High temperatures make it necessary to continuously use the
air-conditioning and sometimes that excess in its use can damage the ducts. It is advised to examine it because having a leak is very common than you think. Pay attention to
refrigeration system it is important as failure can ruin the entire engine block. A careful review is required. Another part that is usually damaged by heat is the
tires look worn due to the temperatures that the asphalt can reach. An aspect that will have to be taken into account before moving with the car.