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What to Do if your Engine Overheats08.31.2020 | 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 to the car engine repair shop of your choice, you can cautiously re-enter the road. Keep an eye on your temperature gauge as you drive and prepare to pull over again if it rises.

Our Car Engine Repair Shop Serving Lakeview

Bucaro Brothers Auto Care has been providing top-notch engine repairs to customers since 1976. If you experience engine overheating, we invite you to call us for quick and professional service. The mechanics at our car engine repair shop near Lakeview will have you back on the road safely in no time!

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