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Is the heat breaking my car?

Is the heat breaking my car?

After a month of near-record heat and some of the driest conditions we have experienced in years, we are really suffering in New Orleans. High temperatures are hard on people and pets but it can also stress our vehicles. Heat can cause many temperature-related failures on your vehicle. Here is a list of five things that you can check to make sure your car does the best it can in the heat!1. Check your coolant level.  Be sure to consult your owners manual and never open your cooling system while hot! Low coolant levels can cause your engine to overheat especially on high heat days. 2. Check your engine oil level.  Your engine oil not only lubricates your engine it is also one of the ways it dissipates heat. Watch our video on how to check your oil.  3. Check your transmission fluid level.  Many new vehicles need either a special tool or to be on a lift so check your owners manual. If you can check ... read more

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