Entering the rainy season, we must be more careful in maintaining the engine so that the vehicle remains prime and can be used at any time.
Water is of course the main enemy in a car engine, because it can damage several components related to combustion and electricity. So that we shouldn’t be careless about checking the condition of the engine room when the rainy season arrives. Because water can enter from various areas around the machine. Most commonly, water enters from splashes when bulldozing puddles. Second, usually water can enter the engine room when the drainage line is not functioning optimally.
To avoid this, you can follow Carro’s tips on how to care for your engine during the rainy season. No need for complicated steps, because you just need to prepare prevention. Here are the tips:
Check the cables
In the engine compartment, this is very crucial, because the cables that have peeled off can cause a short circuit if exposed to water. Stripped cables are immediately replaced or tricked, while in emergency cases use special cable tape and wrap them tightly.
This part is often underestimated, but if it is allowed to drag on, it can also cause the supply of electric current to not smooth. Because if it is loose it will cause oxidation and electrons in the battery will accumulate in the battery head which can interfere with the electric current supply.
If your car already uses an open air filter, you should temporarily swap it with a standard, factory-recommended air filter. The reason is that if the filter is exposed to a large amount of water, the engine will ‘brebet’ until the worst, which is difficult to start. Don’t forget to close the standard air filter lock tightly so that water doesn’t wet the filter element.
Check one by one the fuse in the fuse box. “Checking can be done in 2 ways, namely using a Tespen and seeing directly whether the copper inside has burned or is still normal. He reminded that if you want to replace the fuse, it must be with the same voltage according to the standard recommended on the fuse cap.