The temperature of your car’s engine is essential to take note of. The temperature gauge on your dashboard will indicate if the engine’s coolant is cold, hot or normal. We tend to overlook the temperature of our car but with Carmen you will never forget again and here’s why.
The damage caused to a car due to overheating is extensive and requires you to shell out big bugs to fix. Instead, preventing overheating and stopping the damage from getting too extensive is your best bet to save some cash.
Reasons The Temperature Gauge Reads High
A high reading can mean that your vehicle is overheating or you might have a leak in the coolant system. Your thermostat could also be broken or you might have a water pump gasket failure.
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What You Should Do If Your Car Overheats
This is a dangerous matter and swift action needs to be taken. Start by switching off your air-conditioning unit. You should also pull over and open the hood of your car, and wait for the car to cool down. Opening the radiator cap is dangerous and this should not be done. Once the car has cooled down (i.e. the temperature gauge is not in the red zone), immediately take it to the mechanic to get it checked.
You can access your car’s real time temperature gauge through your phone with Carmen. This will allow you to be well-informed about the temperature of your car and take the necessary steps needed to stop the overheating. Carmen gives you information about your car’s vital performance stats and alerts you if there’s a problem, before something bad happens. More info at Carmen.sg
The cost of replacing components of an overheated engine is expensive. And while you cannot prevent damage to head gasket, cylinder and thermostat, you should replace your antifreeze every 30,000 miles and your motor oil every 7,500 miles.
Overheating is generally a rare issue in cars that are serviced regularly. But it’s always important to know what to do in the off-chance that your car overheats.
Have you heard of Carmen? Here’s one device that will change your driving life.
Carmen, a diagnostic tool that monitors your car’s battery health, fuel efficiency, etc. The stats are then uploaded onto the internet. This data can be accessed through the Carmen App or by logging into your account on the Carmen website. After accessing into the database, you will able to see the temperature of your car from the last 10 driving sessions.
And the best part…
No more hassle in finding the right workshop! You can connect Carmen’s app to your preferred car workshop so that when your car requires maintenance or part-replacement, your workshop is alerted and you can book a date instantly! To date, we have a total of 12 workshops who have came on board with Carmen ready to serve you.
Carmen is now available at these workshops:
- Kereta Services
- Aoto Pte Ltd
- Hussain & Sons Workshop
- Gary Engineering
- Max Factor
- Whitesnail Performance
- Garage Republic
- D-Project Werkz Pte Ltd
- Emerson Automotive Services Pte Ltd
- Hanip Automobiles
Written by: Afrah