Why the cars break down in summer? Top five reasons

One day a report was given, which lists the main causes of vehicle failures in the United States. These problems are also frequent in Canada.

The fuel pumps and their failures

As the cost of fuel is very high these days, people wait until they hear the sound "beep" to fill up gasoline and this is causing an increased failure of the fuel pumps. The fuel pump is not completely submerged in fuel when you go below a quarter of the tank and this causes an undue generation of heat as fuel acts as the coolant. Our recommendation to keep the pump healthy is keeping more than a quarter of the tank full and replacing the fuel filter every 30 thousand miles.

Not checking batteries

The heat in Phoenix absolutely destroys the batteries so we highly recommend the testing of batteries at least twice a year. Instead of having a complete battery failure, the testing would provide a better chance of replacement if it is weak. The buildup on the terminals leads to weakness of its strength so when we service the vehicles we also clean up the terminals.

Radiators and transmissions

The desert heat wipes them out. The engine has a gauge in the dash so you can easily monitor the temperature but most of the cars and trucks do not have a transmission temperature gauge. Fluids are actually the life of your vehicle and we recommend fluid exchanges to provide the radiator and transmission a long and healthy life. It is vital to use the correct fluid at the correct levels.

Replacing the hoses and belts

The inspection of hoses and belts makes sure that you don't feel any brittle, mushy, cracked, frayed or bulging; moreover, we recommend the replacement according to the manufacturer's suggestion.

Tires and treads

It is very essential to keep the tires rotating and replacing them when they lose tread. Save your time - buy new tires at Tire.ca

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