Summer heat damaging vehicles in Albuquerque | KOB 4

Summer heat damaging vehicles in Albuquerque

Eddie Garcia
July 18, 2018 09:07 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Phone calls have been on the increase, just like the summer heat for Sam Hebert, owner of German Precision auto shop.


High temperatures are the culprit.

"Your car is driving over asphalt that's upwards of 140 degrees," said Hebert.

He says contrary to popular belief, the heat can be just as hard on batteries than the cold.

"I'll see an influx of batteries and usually an influx of AC service as well," said Hebert.

Hot temperatures can also hurt climate systems.

"So the pressure is going to rise and sometimes it can bring on a leaky cooling system," said Hebert.

He recommends consistent maintenance, especially when it comes to the engines coolant system.

"The number one thing I tell my customers if you do get into a situation where your engine is overheating, whatever you do, just shut the car off and call a tow truck," said Hebert. "That extra driving is what will be the demise of your engine in a lot of modern cars and very expensive to replace the engine in most modern cars."


Eddie Garcia

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