- FTS Dispatch
Extreme Heat Driving Tips
1. Check your tires
Air pressure increases with temperature. Do not let air out or the pressure will be too low when the tires cool off. If a tire is too hot to touch, remain stopped until the tire cools off. Otherwise the tire may blow out or catch fire. A burning tire should be cooled with water.
2. Check your engine oil
The engine oil helps keep the engine cool, as well as lubricates it . Make sure there is enough engine oil. If you have an oil temperature gauge, make sure the temperature is within the proper range while you are driving
3. Check your engine coolant
Before starting out, make sure the engine cooling system has enough water and antifreeze according to the engine manufacturerʼs directions. When driving, check the water temperature or coolant temperature gauge from time to time. If the gauge goes above the highest safe temperature, there may be something wrong that could lead to engine failure and possibly fire. Stop driving as soon as safely possible and try to find out what is wrong.