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What to Do if your Engine Overheats

08.31.2020 7:55 pm | Okan Sengullu

An overheating car engine is a problem that needs to be addressed immediately. Car engines can overheat for a number of reasons, including a leaky cooling system, broken water pump, and clogged hose—just to name a few. You’ll know that your engine is overheating when you notice steam coming from below the car hood, a strange smell, and/or a change to your engine temperature gauge on the dashboard. Turn off the AC and turn on the heat. Running the air conditioner may put additional stress on the engine. It may seem counterintuitive, but running the heat can help to divert heat away from the engine. Pull over at the first safe opportunity. Continuing to drive as your engine overheats can result in further damage, but safety should take priority. Find a place to pull off and turn the engine off. Allow it to cool down for a minimum of 15 minutes. Add coolant to your engine. If you have coolant on hand, check your car’s coolant levels and replenish them. Certain issues, like a clogged hose or broken radiator fan, may render this step irrelevant. Arrange a tow—or restart your engine. If you are unable to have your car towed… Read more

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