Protecting Your Chevrolet Traverse from Intense Heat
The intense heat during summer could do a lot of damage to your Chevrolet Traverse. Though the heat may seem harmless compared to the possible effects of a stormy season or winter, it is still something that your car needs to be protected from. Here are some ways on how you can safeguard your Traverse from the harmful effects of intense heat.
- Refill your engine coolant periodically.
Your engine coolant should be monitored especially during summer when the temperature goes through the roof. Because of the intense heat, the coolant tends to evaporate faster, putting your engine at risk for overheating. So make sure that you know when to refill your coolant and to use the prescribed antifreeze for your vehicle. Also, avoid adding tap water to your engine coolant because that will alter the specific water-antifreeze ratio crucial to the effectiveness of the engine coolant. Not only will you be altering the coolant's boiling and freezing points, but you will also be introducing contaminants to your radiator.
- Keep an eye on your battery fluid.
It's a common misconception that cold weather kills batteries. But in fact, it's actually the heat that damages them. The intense heat causes the battery fluid to evaporate faster than normal, which affects the charging rate of the battery in the process. Because once the battery starts to lack battery fluid, it causes internal problems, which basically is the first step towards battery failure. So keep an eye on your battery fluid and don't let it get too low. And always check if your battery is charging properly in order to avoid getting it overcharged, which will eventually lead to early damage.
- Give the bodywork additional protection.
With the sun's heat bearing down on your car, you can just imagine how much damage is being put on your vehicle's bodywork every second your car is out in the open. That is why you should provide your car with any additional protection. You can use a car cover to shield your car not only from the sun's damaging heat but also from moisture once the rainy season has begun. Giving your car a regular car wax would help protect your bodywork as well. The wax would become an added layer of protection on top of your car's paint. Once you have given ample protection to your bodywork, then the chances of your car getting corroded would become slim.
When the temperature is so high, it's already an instinct for humans and animals to seek refuge from the crippling heat. Though your car is no living thing, it still needs to be protected from direct heat. So if you're going to leave your car, make sure to find a covered parking space and not just leave it out in the open. Or if you can't find a covered parking lot, then at least park your car under a tree. It may not provide your car the same level of protection from the heat, but at least there would be some sort of cover for your car.