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Things You Can Do When Your Car Overheats And To Prevent It

Overheating of the car is a very frequent problem faced by many car owners. It happens when your engine gets overheated for some reason. Your engine getting heated up is not a good thing, so much so, that it can become a life-hazard situation. Sailun tires, a good quality tire store in the Philippines is going to tell you what to do if your car overheats and how you can prevent it from happening.

Things You Can Do When Your Car Overheats

  • Stop driving, pull over safely at the side of the road, and turn off the engine.
  • Do not open the hood until the car has completely cooled or the temperature gauge has moved from hot to cool.
  • Check the coolant level which is also known as antifreeze in the radiator.
  • The radiator cap needs to cool down before you open it. Beware of any hot steam and slowly twist it off with a towel. If needed, fill to the top of the radiator with coolant. Put the radiator cap back on.
  • Check hoses for leaks. You can tell the system is still working by squeezing the hose with your hand. You will feel the pressure from the liquid in the hose. If not, you have a problem.

Things You Can Do To Prevent Overheating Of The Car

Keep Your Eye On The Car Temperature Gauge

It is located on the dashboard which has a needle that should always be pointing toward the centre. If it points toward hot, pull over, turn off the engine, and let the car cool down.

Turn On The Heat To Cool The Engine

Turning on the heat may be the last thing you want to do especially if it on a hot summer day, but it can pull hot air from the engine compartment and cool the engine. It won’t fix the main problem in the engine, but it’s a good measure for long drives.

Add Engine Coolant

This is especially important during the summer. There is an indicator line on the reservoir that shows the level of coolant. If the level is too low, simply add the appropriate amount of coolant and reattach the cap.

Consider Replacing Your Car Battery

Normally if a car battery becomes older than three it may not provide the same power as before which can, in turn, lead to overheating of the engine. Ask your mechanic whether you may need a new battery or not.

Now that you know what to do if you ever find out that your car is getting overheated when you are on the road, simply follow the steps before you start driving again. Take professional advice from your favourite tire store and try to prevent it from ever happening.

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How Different Temperature Affect Tires In Different Ways

The Philippines mainly has two type of climates. In general, the weather conditions are dry or rainy all year long. Apart from the rainy season there is hot summer and cold winter. But did you know even in these weather conditions it can affect your tires in different ways? Tire Experts recommend people to use different type of tires in different weather condition. For example, you should drive with off-road tires in order to cope in the rainy season and its various road conditions that comes with the heavy rain.

Your car’s tires get affected by the outside temperature. If there is a change in the outside temperature, there will also be change in the pressure of your tire. A higher temperature will increase the pressure of your tire whereas a lower temperature will decrease the pressure of your tire. So try and keep your car tires inflated as recommended. We all know that tires are made up of rubber and synthetic. These two compounds oils that helps with elasticity. Due to the heat from the sun in summer season and the friction from the road, it tears and wear out the tires. This in turn causes the tires to split, crack, or become brittle. This is one of the main reasons of unfortunate accidents during the summer season.

As mentioned earlier the more low the temperatures the more low is the tire pressure. So, during the winter season we experience the cold weather conditions in Philippines especially during January, tires become under-inflated which also makes it dangerous for drivers. Some days even the rainy season can have cold days that can affect the tires in a similar manner. These under-inflated tires increase your fuel usage, create more wear and tear on your tires, and may lead to big blowouts. All cars nowadays have a TPMS i.e. a Tire Pressure Monitoring System which indicate the drivers that their tire pressure needs to be checked.

There are so many reasons your tire can start acting out suddenly and weather temperature is one of them. Even if they look like they are in good condition, it might not be true. Check your tire pressure on a monthly basis regardless to the temperature outside. Use off road tires if needed in such weather conditions. When needed do not delay or ignore if you have to change your tire or if the tire pressure has lessened over time.

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5 Most Common Facts And Myths About Cars

Whether you are buying a house or a car, going to a car store or a tire store; our mind is filled with these random myths, and sometimes we are not even aware of it. If you regularly drive your car, there must be some myths that you believe yet you don’t know that they are only myths and far from the reality. Today we are going to burst some of those myths about cars.

Myth- Bigger Cars Are More Safe during A Crash

Big Cars

Fact- This might make more sense to everyone as people might think that bigger the car, the lighter the impact would be on the event of an accident. But in some recent studies, it has been seen that the car’s weight has nothing to do about the safety of the people during an accident.

Myth- Maintaining Correct Tire Pressure Is Not So Important

Fact As much as it is important that a tire should always be bought from a good tire store, it is also important to maintain the pressure of the tire. A lot of people tend to ignore the pressure on the tire thinking as long as it’s not punctured its good to go. Not ensuring the correct tire pressure can lead to early wear and tear.

Myth- Idling The Car To Warm Up

Advanced New Car

Fact- It might have been true for the oldest cars, ones that your grandparents used to drive, but it is definitely a myth nowadays. Cars these days don’t need to warm up beforehand as the fuel injection system is much more advanced, and thus, doing so would end up wasting fuel.

Myth- Fuel Is Wasted More When A Car Is Turned On Than When It Stays Idle

Fact- Just like the previous myth, this one might have been true at some level in the older days. Unlike old cars, modern fuel injection allows the ignition to occur without keeping your car idle to save fuel. You can do the opposite, as a matter of fact. Turn off the engine whenever you are on the road ‘motionless’ for more than about 30 seconds. Imagine the amount of fuel that can be saved if all the vehicles turn off their engines when stuck in traffic.

Myth- Regular Tune-Ups Will Extend The Life Of Your Car

Fact- Engines are very complicated and need a lot of care, but tuning up your car every six months is not necessary. New cars nowadays tend to depend on computer systems to keep everything in good condition. So, tune-ups aren’t necessary except beyond checking out belts, fluids, etc, every 80,000 km or so.

If you have believed these myths until today then shed your beliefs and take care of your car in ways that matter and is needed.

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Tire Pressure: Reasons And Ways To Check It For Your Car

Maintaining your car can seem like a lot of work, but it is also vital. But you do it anyway, especially if you are a regular car user. Similarly keeping your tire in peak conditions is also equally important. For some people visiting a tire store within regular intervals is as important as giving the car to a car service provider. Keeping a check on the tire pressure is vital too. There are several reasons why you should do that.

Tire Pressure

Safety

With not enough tire pressure, your tire may have handling and traction issues. Also, over-inflated and under-inflated tires are more prone to un-predicted flats, which can cause you to lose control of your car or leave you stranded on the side of the road.

Saves Money

If your tire pressure is perfect, then it will save your money as well. With improper tire pressure, it can wear your tire treads more quickly. If your tire is over-inflated, less of the tread of the tire is touching the road which wears those parts quickly. With under-inflated tires, all parts of tires are pressured unequally, resulting in accelerated tread wear of tires. Either way, if a tire is not wearing properly, it can result in blown tires and more frequent tire replacement.

Smooth Ride

Tires with too much pressure can lead to a bumpy ride. Under inflated tires give you a softer ride, but can cause handling and traction problems. Needless to say, proper tires only will give you smooth rides.

Gas Mileage

Without proper tire pressure, it can cost more than your car’s life. Over inflated and under inflated tires can decrease your gas mileage, making you refill them very frequently.

Check Your Tire Pressure Yourself

Tire Pressure Compressor

It’s difficult to check tire pressure just by looking at them. The best way to check your tire pressure is when you use a tire pressure gauge. If you can’t do it yourself, you can ask your mechanic to check your tire pressure with a tire pressure gauge. Don’t forget to check your spare tire, along with all four tires.

  • You can definitely check the tire pressure yourself. All you need is a tire pressure gauge. Tire pressure gauges are very cheap, depending on the type you buy.
  • Remove the cap from the tire stem, which is a small rubber piece sticking up from your tire.
  • Insert it into the tire stem. You will see that the gauge will fit in there correctly.
  • In case you have a gauge with a knob for deflation and you don’t hear air escaping, you will know if you are using the right end.
  • Depending on the type of tire pressure gauge you have it will register the number electronically and show the tire pressure.

So, follow these tips to have the right tire pressure and ensure you have smooth rides from now on.

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Why Are Used Car Tires Great For Building Children’s Playgrounds

Ever seen those kids playing with a thrown out tire or using them as a swing to swing on. Imagine the joy on kids’ faces if you build a backyard playground for them using old tires. You can use cheap tires that are for sales or you can use old, second-hand tires that no one would use otherwise. There are some reasons as to why used car tires would be a great material to build children’s playgrounds.

Used Tire

Availability

Tires are found nearly everywhere in the world. Even if you don’t buy used tires from a cheap tire shop, you will get plenty from other places. They’re not easier to find if you don’t have a car of your own, but if you look for used tires, you will get a lot of them from your junkyard for free or local garage at a cheap price.

Easy to build with

Building a playground with car tires doesn’t take any special skills. All you need to have are- tires, electric drill, a knife, some bolts, and a shovel, and you can build unlimited possibilities playground rides. You can hang one of them from a tree using a rope, and kids can sit on them and swing. But while building them do make sure that there is no steel sticking out of the tires or anything that might cause injury to the kids. Check the tire quality and make sure they are sturdy.

Safety

Most of the children’s playgrounds everywhere are built from steel and sometimes woods, which can pose safety hazards. During the hot summers, the steel in direct sunlight can get extremely hot and even harm children. They can also get hurt if they slip and fall. Tires, on the other hand, do not get as hot as steel in sunlight especially, if painted. Also they are also much safer if you fall and hit your head on them.

Durability

Tires are made in such ways that they can carry thousands of pounds of machinery and metals down bumpy roads. They can last for a long time. They’re also not prone to common environmental risks like termites eating wood or weather rusting metal. Truck tires or van tires are especially durable and are more useful for building such playgrounds.

Reuse

In a lot of places used tires are such a waste problem that they are often burned to dispose of them. This is a huge environmental problem as they release toxic fumes. Reusing them for a good cause will make both you and the kids happy.

If you like doing special things for kids in your neighborhoods, this is a great way to keep both you and the kids entertained during summer. You can engage them in helping you make the playground rides too, especially if they have a vacation going on. A lot of mothers will also thank you.

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A Brief Introduction To The Process of Car Tire Manufacturing

In the previous blog, we gave a brief introduction to the components of a tire. In this blog, we will give you a brief introduction to the process of car tire manufacturing. A good tire supplier will always use good natural rubber or synthetic rubber during the manufacturing process. Apart from the rubber, other materials are also used. Another primary ingredient is carbon black which is a fine soft powder, created from crude oil or natural gas when burnt. Along with Sulfur other chemicals are used in tires too. Some of the chemicals, are first mixed with rubber and then heated. This produce specific tire characteristics such as high friction (but low mileage) for heavy-duty tires or high mileage (but lower friction) for a passenger car tire. So, lets take a look at it, in details.

Blend

The first step for manufacturing a tire is to mix the raw materials to form the rubber compound. At most, 30 ingredients are used for a tire’s rubber blend. The ingredient proportions depend on what type of tire is being manufactured. It’s composed of several types of rubber, fillers, and other ingredients which are then mixed in giant blenders known as Banbury mixers. These create a black gummy compound that’ll be sent on for milling.

Mill

When sent in for mill, each mix is then milled with additional heating to soften the batch and mix the chemicals. The batch goes through a mixer again, where more chemicals are added for formation. This is known as the final mix. During these steps, heat and friction are applied to the batch to soften the rubber and evenly distribute the chemicals.

After the mixing is over and the rubber has cooled, it goes through a powerful rolling mill where the rubber is cut into strips that will form the basic structure of your tire. During the milling stage, all the other elements of the tire are also prepared, some of which are then further coated in another type of rubber. Each strip is called a ply of the tire.

Build

The tire itself is constructed, from the inside out. When the beads of a tire are made, wire bundles are wrapped on a wire wrapping machine. The bundles are then formed into rings, and the rings are covered with rubber. The rubber of the tire tread and sidewall are manufactured separately with the help of an extruder. The sidewall rubber is covered with a protective plastic sheet and rolled. Tread rubber is sliced into several strips. They are then loaded into large, flat metal cases. Then all these components are placed in a tire-building machine that ensures every part is in its precise location. This results in what looks like a finished product. This is known as a green tire.

Cure

The green tire is pressed with the help of a large mold, compressing all of the parts of the tire together and giving the tire its final shape. After curing is complete, the tire is removed from the mold for cooling and then tested thoroughly. Each tire is inspected for flaws such as bubbles in the rubber of the tread, sidewall, and interior of the tire. Then, the tire is placed on a test wheel, inflated, and spun. Sensors in the test wheel measure the balance of the tire and determine whether the tire will run in a straight line or not.

As the design and assembly of a modern tire are highly advanced, rarely is one rejected. Once the tire has been inspected and runs on the test wheel, it is passed on to a good tire supplier.

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Know When It’s Time To Visit The Tire Store To Change Tires

Tires are the least complicated part of your car, yet when anything happens to your tires, you can’t move your car even an inch. So it is necessary that you keep a regular check on your car’s tires so that it is not too late before you to visit the tire store. But how will you decide that it is time to change your car’s tires. Unless and until your tire burst out or it gets punctured, there are no obvious ways to know that the tires need to be changed. Here are some ways on how to find out.

Inspect Your Tires

If it’s been a few couples of years, especially 5 years after you have bought new tires or a new car, it is better to keep a regular check on the tires. You can either do it by yourself or take it to a car or tire service place. They will let you know if your tires need replacement. If not checked within a proper time you might end up stranded somewhere.

Low Tread

Tires that have low or no tread are very dangerous. They are unable to grab the traction on the road. They are more prone to burst than normal tires while you’re driving. Save yourself from such a mess, and keep track of your tire tread. You can keep track by doing a penny test.

Bad Mileage

Many people don’t know that worn-out tires can cost them in mileages. A car that gives 16 kmpl normally you would get 10 kmpl due to worn-out tires. You might not even notice your tires are low on air unless you regularly check them with a gauge.

Tire Bumps

Sometimes your tire might have bulges or bumps in them. In that case, it is more likely that the belt inside them has been broken or become warped. They are not life-threatening in most cases, and many drivers have succeeded in driving thousands of miles on them without any problems. But when you are out on long drives, it is best to not take these risks.

Cracks

As your tires get older and more worn out, they will develop cracks all around. The most obvious places you’ll notice this happening is in the sidewall of the tire. At first, they’ll probably be small cracks which are nothing to be bothered about. But after a while, they’ll stretch and start to cover every surface of the tire. You should replace your tires before it gets that bad and reaches the point where it bursts.

If you notice these conditions, then don’t procrastinate and go to your nearest tire store to change your tire.