Why is my car overheating?August 30, 2022
It’s never a fun surprise being stuck on the side of the road asking yourself “why is my car overheating?” 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 engine on your hands.
Here are 4 reasons your car may be overheating, and what to do if this happens to you.
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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