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Don’t let yourself end up on the side of the road. Whether it’s your check engine light, or there’s steam coming from under your hood, we’re here to help. If your car’s temperature gauge spikes to the red area and/or you see steam/smoke coming from under the hood, you might have an overheating problem on your hands.
Here are 4 reasons your car may be overheating, and what to do if this happens to you.
1. Low coolant or coolant issue
You might need more coolant which could be a quick fix, but it’s important to have a technician check out your cooling system to make sure you’re not losing coolant due to a leak or another issue.
2. Radiator issues
Your radiator is an important part of your cooling system. If something goes wrong with this part and it’s not pulling heat away from your car’s engine the way it should, your engine could overheat. Regular maintenance is important to prevent radiator issues.
3. Broken thermostat
Your thermostat is the gatekeeper of coolant. If it’s not working properly, it can prevent coolant from flowing the way it should and cause your car to overheat.
4. Water pump issue
Your vehicle’s water pump is another key piece of the cooling system that keeps coolant circulating throughout the system. Similar to the failure of other cooling system parts, your car may be overheating because this component is faulty or broken.
What to do when your car overheats
First, turn off your air conditioning system and turn on the heat which should reduce stress on the engine and pull heat away from it. Find a safe place to pull over and turn your vehicle off to allow your engine to cool.
It’s important not to continue driving until you’ve diagnosed and addressed the problem, so your next move should be to call roadside assistance or arrange a tow to get your vehicle to a service center for diagnosis (you may have AAA or free towing through your insurance — call them first to check!)
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