With the temperature soaring above 100 degrees, many motorists are turning to the odometer to determine the road conditions ahead.
“Odometer readings can indicate whether or not you have a problem with your car,” said Ken Smith, a former Ontario provincial police officer.
The odometer is the most common indicator of road conditions and is often used by drivers to determine if their vehicle is safe to drive on the road. “
And you should always check the odometry for damage.”
The odometer is the most common indicator of road conditions and is often used by drivers to determine if their vehicle is safe to drive on the road.
The average odometer reading is typically 100 to 110, according to the Ontario Provincial Police, and the average odometry readings range from 100 to 160.
In the summer months, when temperatures rise and road conditions deteriorate, drivers are often tempted to use a vehicle odometer as an emergency indicator to help warn of problems ahead.
Smith said drivers need to be cautious when using the odyscaler test, which is also known as the car odometer odometer, or the road sign test.
“You should always keep a car odometry or road sign with you and make sure that it’s always read by a trained person,” he said.
Smith recommends checking your car’s odometer periodically to ensure it is accurate.
“I would not drive your car on a hot day if your odometer was showing 100 degrees or above,” he added.
When testing your car, Smith recommends testing the car’s brakes and suspension components. “
It would be a good idea to get a qualified odometer and read it every couple of weeks, if not daily.”
When testing your car, Smith recommends testing the car’s brakes and suspension components.
He said the tests should include an internal combustion engine test to check for leaks or damage.
If you suspect a problem, Smith suggests you seek assistance from an experienced odometer technician.
The Ontario Provincial RCMP also recommend using the car oderometer to gauge the condition of the road, but Smith said that’s not a good test to use.
“There are plenty of people who don’t want to do that test,” he explained.
“They don’t like seeing the odour of the car.”
With files from the CBC’s The Early Edition