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Extreme heat: watch out for damage to your car!

A new heat wave hits France. Cars suffer from these high temperatures. So here are the things to watch out for.

weather conditions too extreme put in difficulty some components of your vehicle.

This is confirmed every year when associations of insurers publish the number of requests troubleshooting during of a heat wave or very cold.

While heat wave continue in France until September 10 minimum, here are some elements to monitor.


Let’s start with the most important part of a car: engine. When it starts to get very hot, you must have vigilance particular about this element. Indeed, if it overheats, the damage can be very serious even go up to the scrapyard.

To avoid this, there is a cooling circuit. Normally the system regulates temperature engine to avoid the phenomenon.

When the liquid cooling is at too low a level, an indicator lights up on your dashboard.

Think about regularly check this level, when the engine is cold, in order to avoid a potential engine overheating.

The rubber

Rubber is a very present element in our cars. It is found in the hood, in the trunk or at the doors.

During the hot weather, the rubber will particularly suffer. In fact, he no longer does fill its function which is to isolate the interior of the cabin.

Your car will then be less isolated but also less waterproof and every door opening will bring an unpleasant noise.

The air conditioning

When he does hotand unless you are used to 40 degreesyou will turn on The air conditioning.

During the summer, you will ask Resource more important to this system than during other periods of the year.

A little inspection is important once the wave past heat. The damage possible are: leaks under the hood, a temperature uncontrollable and even an unpleasant odor when launching The air conditioning.

Also be careful when using aircon’ not to set a temperature too low compared with outside. You can thus make yourself sick but also weaken your windshield.

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