17 May 2020
There is literally nothing more heart-sinking than seeing a red warning light switch on when you’re stuck in rush hour traffic or driving down a remote wadi track. It’s a fact of UAE life that the heat, dust, and sand can all make your car more likely to overheat. So it pays to be prepared. If your car is getting dangerously hot, it’s essential you know what to do so you stay safe and limit expensive damage to your engine.
Cars of any age can overheat. Our punishingly hot summer temperatures make it more likely to happen, especially if the coolant in your engine is running low. Cars can also overheat if there is a problem with the air circulation, for example, because the filters are clogged with sand and dust.
In some cases, an overheating problem could be a sign of a more serious problem with the engine. Whatever the cause, if your car is overheating, you need to take action right away.
If your engine temperature warning light switches on, or you notice steam coming out of your bonnet, you need to act fast:
Never continue to drive when your car is overheating. If you do, you could cause significant damage to the engine that will cost a lot more to put right.
As a general guide, in the UAE you should think about getting your car serviced every 5,000km. Having your car serviced regularly, especially during the hot summer months, can help to prevent your car from overheating. A service will check that coolant levels stay topped up and filters can be cleaned or replaced to ensure good air circulation.
Automall offers a one-stop shop for all car makes and models. Our highly skilled mechanics have years of training and automotive experience, so they’ll know exactly what to do when it comes to your servicing and repair needs. That means you can be confident that they’ll be able to identify and fix any problem quickly, no matter what type of car you drive.
Don’t put off getting your car serviced. If you do, it could cost you a lot more in the long run in terms of repairs and recovery. Even worse, you could face the misery of breaking down in the mid-day August sun. Book your service today and be sure to stay cool.