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What to Do When Your Engine Overheats


Is your car getting overly toasty, and you are not yet halfway through your journey? Don't panic! While this may need expert assistance, there are a few steps you can implement to deal with it in the short term.
So, what should you do if your engine overheats?
Let's dive in!

Why Is My Engine Overheating?

Whether you are experiencing this for the first or third time, whenever an engine overheats, the first question that comes to mind is, ‘what caused this?'

Engines overheat due to many reasons. For instance, the cooling system could be blocked or leaking, tampering with its efficient functioning. Other causes include a broken water pump, a faulty radiator fan, and a clogged coolant.

Things You Should Do When Your Engine Overheats

1. Turn Off the A/C and Turn the Heater On
Once you notice your car is overheating, turn off the A/C to minimize the strain on the engine. Then adjust the dial to maximum heat. This will help the engine emit heat to the passengers' compartments just before you can pull over in a safe location.
2. Pull Over
One of the safest ways to deal with an overheating engine is to pull over and turn off the car. You will need to wait a few minutes before seeing a change in the temperature gauge.
3. Add Coolant
Suppose you discover a low coolant level; you can make a quick top-off to help you drive safely to the nearest auto repair shop. This way, you will protect your engine from much damage.
4. Drive To an Auto Repair Shop
Adding a coolant or pulling over is not a long-term solution. To help you find the cause and fix your overheating engine, you need to visit an auto repair shop for inspection and professional assistance.

Get Comprehensive Engine Repair Service Today!

Are you experiencing engine overheating or damage? If you need engine repair, don't hesitate to give Auto Masters Repair, LLC a visit or call today!


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