Does heat affect the car itself? How do the heat and scorching sun affect the technical condition of the vehicle? Every vehicle must be prepared accordingly, for hot days, to run smoothly. Only then can we enjoy a flawless ride, and above all, a comfortable one.

In the scorching heat of Dubai, the inside of your vehicle can turn into an oven, posing risks to items left inside such as discs, pens, or laptops. The extreme temperatures can also take a toll on the car’s upholstery, causing it to become unbearably hot and susceptible to cracking. To mitigate these issues, parking in the shade is advisable, and you can further shield your vehicle from the sun’s relentless rays by using special blinds and car shades. To ensure proper ventilation, it’s wise to leave all vents and air ducts open, and cracking the windows slightly can make a significant difference.

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Even when renting a car in the sweltering Dubai climate, certain responsibilities remain with you as the driver. It’s essential to treat the contents of the cabin with care and diligence. Car rental specialists meticulously inspect vehicles after each use, guaranteeing the safety and comfort of your chosen car. This meticulous attention to detail ensures that when you opt to rent Ferrari Dubai, you can trust that it has undergone thorough examination and servicing. So, whether you’re selecting a vehicle to match your style or gearing up for the hottest days, rest assured that your rental car will be both safe and exceptionally comfortable.

Attention to details

There are a few undescribed rules for operating your car in hot weather. First, you should not wash your car under the direct rays of the sun and on the heated body. Water mixed with dirt and detergent will create unsightly stains on the car, making it look even worse. In addition, cooling a heated body with cold water can cause excessive compression of metal and glass, resulting in broken glass.

You should not leave some things in the car interior if you know that the car will stand in the sun for a long time. The fact is that when heated, the number of liquids expands – up to the point of exploding. For example, gas lighters and aerosol cans can explode if heated to 50 degrees. You shouldn’t keep soda in the cabin, either. Opening the bottle can cause the driver to spill it, thus distracting him from the road and provoking an accident.

Second, the car should not be left on the asphalt where other cars’ tire grooves are noticeable. The wheels can simply get caught in it, and once the asphalt has cooled and dried, make it much more difficult to move off afterward. In addition, you should not open the front windows while driving – it is better to ajar the rear windows to avoid breakages that can appear even after many years. In the case of changing a wheel, you should not set the elevator directly on the hot asphalt, as it can sink, which may lead to the car slipping off the jack or damaging the paint coating.

Air Conditioning

A major issue is checking the air conditioning system, which should be serviced at least once a year. Even with the least use, the coolant is losing about 10-15% each year, so you’ll need to keep an eye on that. If there is a large loss of coolant, you need to supplement it. In addition, the cleanliness of the air conditioner is an important issue, as it is the perfect environment for any microorganisms and fungi to develop. This is very dangerous to health, so it is worth remembering to disinfect annually.


During hot days and regular camping, you need to pay special attention to the engine cooling system. Too low a coolant level causes the drive to overheat in high ambient temperatures. From time to time you should check the fluid level in the tank.

A lot has been said about engines overheating in the heat. We are sure that in most cases it is the owner’s fault, who didn’t change the coolant and didn’t keep the cooling system clean and in good condition. It’s difficult to overheat even in the desert if the engine is in good order. So don’t be lazy to open a hood and check whether there are any cracks on cooling system hoses, or whether you can see antifreeze leakages. This way you will save a lot of time and money.

Menno, from the Netherlands, is an expert in unearthing fascinating facts and unraveling knowledge. At Top10HQ, he delves into the depths of various subjects, from science to history, bringing readers well-researched and intriguing insights.

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