In the summer, the engine of your car is at a higher risk than ever for overheating. Do you know how to prevent your engine from overheating? Will you be prepared if it does?
Fortunately, preventing the overheating from ever happening in the first place is pretty easy. All you have to do is practice regular maintenance on your car. This means regularly checking your oil, coolant level, cooling system, and thermostat.
If your car is getting a once-over from a quality mechanic, or if you’re able to evaluate these things properly by yourself, you should be in good shape. However, if your engine does overheat, it’s important to know how to react.
Safely pull over and stop your car. Lift up the hood to allow air to vent the overheated system. Do not touch the radiator cap, which will almost certainly burn you. Take a look at the major players, such as the coolant, and then call an expert.
At public pools, there are typically rules and lifeguards ensuring the safety of all the swimmers. But what about at home pools? You can help prevent accidents at your home pool by establishing your own rules.
Here are a few home pool safety tips to get you started:
- Secure your pool with some sort of fencing so that unattended intruders can’t get inside.
- Be sure that all swimmers know how to swim efficiently, and never leave any swimmers–especially children–unmonitored.
- Keep the proper chemical levels active in your pool to make sure the water stays safe and hygienic.
- Enforce basic rules such as “no running” and “no diving in shallow area,” which can truly make a difference, especially for those who aren’t strong swimmers.
- Have an emergency first-aid kit nearby, just in case it is needed.
Do you have any other tips? Let us know your ideas in the comments.