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How to stop your Nissan from overheating 

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 3:44 pm
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An overheated car is one of the worst things car owners go through that doesn’t involve a collision. If you’ve ever experience smoke coming from under your hood, you probably know that mini panic attack that has hit so many people. When your car overheats, the engine can become damaged and if can make for an extremely uncomfortable drive. Read on to get a few tips on how to prevent your Nissan from overheating in the first place. 


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Park in shade 

Everybody knows that the insides of cars get intensely hot. Shade will protect your car from the heat of the sun and significantly reduce the chances of overheating. You can also use a sunshade in your windshield to help keep your cabin cooler if there is no shade in sight.

Turn on floor vents 

Everybody loves to turn their air conditioning on high via the car’s upper vents. You should also turn on the floor vents. Since hot air rises, the floor vents will help to push out the hot air until the cooling system is maximized. When that happens, turn your upper vents back on and enjoy the refreshing air. 


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Add engine coolant 

Check your coolant level by locating the coolant reservoir under your Nissan’s hood. Coolant can be found at any auto parts store and is easily added. It is very important to never add coolant to a hot engine. Wait a while for the engine to cool off before you pour the coolant in. Also, make sure your coolant is properly mixed. Some are sold as a 50/50 mix of coolant and water, some are a concentrate.

Get your cooling system flushed

Your coolant can become dirty and old even if the levels never get too low. We recommend that you get your coolant replaced about every 40,000 miles.

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5 Responses to “How to stop your Nissan from overheating ”

  1. Liam Meyer says:

    An overheated engine can cripple the speed machine unless it is an affair of one minute. I think it’s a very common inconvenience that many car parents are familiar with. Coolant leak, broken down radiator, faulty thermostat, worn out timing belts and chains, malfunctioned serpentine belt, failing water pump- are some of the factors that can cause your vehicle’s nucleus to overheat. Whatever the cause may be, if you encounter this affair, you have to consult a proficient car-geek straight away in order to keep your vehicle’s engine safe from getting damaged. I hate this particular unpleasantness. That’s why I used to take all the preparatory measures of my BMW for keeping its heart safe from the adverse effect of overheating.

  2. Cara Lee says:

    Overheating is the main cause of breakdown of an engine. To avoid this from happening, we should park our car in the shade. To keep our car cool and protect the interior from sun damage we should tint the windows. We have to check the the level of coolant and if it’s level is found to be low, we must top it off. Moreover the cooling system needs to be flushed every 40,000 miles. If the battery is more than 3 years old, it may cause the vehicle to overheat. Therefore we must replace the battery. For car battery replacement you may refer to:
    https://european-auto-service.com/auto-service-repair/.

  3. Mia Ford says:

    Everyone should know some of basic car maintenance tricks which are really essential to keep the vehicle in working order. Failure of the cooling system is solely responsible for the engine overheating. So, the cooling system of the vehicle needs regular maintenance like other components of the vehicle to work efficiently. To know more, readers may like to visit https://techplusautomotive.com/keeping-your-engine-cool-in-scottsdale-arizona/

  4. Kacie Goodman says:

    Engine overheating is the main cause of breakdown of an engine. To stop our car from overheating, we should park it in the shade. Engine coolant helps to cool the engine. So the level of engine coolant should be kept proper. If it’s level is found to be low, then we need to top it off. Even if the coolant level is proper, coolant becomes dirty and old. This needs to be replaced. Replacement of old coolant is necessary to add new and fresh coolant to the engine which helps to prevent engine overheating.

  5. Elisa Farrel says:

    Deformities in the cooling system are solely responsible for the engine overheating and thus an individual should take suitable initiatives to keep the cooling system in working order and to prevent the engine overheating. Malfunction in certain components of the cooling system is solely responsible for the engine overheating. So, it is highly recommended to warning signs which indicates that certain components of the cooling system are not working efficiently should not be ignored. The reason behind the appearance of such signs needs to be identified and repaired immediately to keep the vehicle in working order. Issues in the radiator support could also affect the performance of the vehicle in a very adverse way. To learn more, visit https://www.grouponemotorwerks.com/how-to-fix-front-radiator-support-damage-in-your-mini/

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