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3 Tips to Keep Your Vehicle Cool While Sitting in Traffic

A vehicle’s cooling system is designed to protect the engine from the destructive forces of excessive heat. If the system isn’t in good condition, simple tasks such as sitting idle in rush-hour traffic can cause a vehicle to overheat even when temperatures drop below the freezing mark.

Our team has compiled our top tips to help keep your vehicle cool while sitting in traffic. Here are some things you can try to keep your vehicle from overheating:

Tip 1: Give it a little gas

This may seem counterintuitive, but it will actually enable the vehicle to get rid of some of the engine heat. Try this while you’re idling in traffic.

Tip 2: Turn on the heater

The heater will draw some of the heat from the engine to the inside of the vehicle. Roll your windows down if it’s a hot summer day to avoid over heating!

Tip 3: Have your vehicle inspected by a radiator specialist

Radiator technicians have the expertise in targeting cooling system problems, which could range from a clogged radiator core, to low engine coolant, to an inoperable engine fan.

We offer all our customers..

  • Dedication to maintaining the largest inventory of industrial radiators and cores in Western Canada
  • Same day service on most radiator repairs
  • Free pick-up and delivery within Winnipeg city limits
  • One year warranty on all new complete radiators for industrial use
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