What To Do When Your Car Overheats: Preventions and Cure

Car overheating is a common side-effect of the combustion process that goes on in the engine. But there is a safety measure in place to protect the engine from going above its limit. It’s what we call the cooling system, without which your vehicle is dangerous to drive.

If that system fails, the engine overheats, and that affects your car’s health. In other words, you don’t want the motor to go above its temperature handling limit or that could spell disaster.

So, what do you do when something like this happens? How do you protect your car from ever experiencing such a thing?

In this article, we will tell you everything you need to do when your car overheats.

Regularly Check the Coolant

The coolant absorbs the heat from inside the engine and brings it over to the radiator, where the heat dissipates, and the engine cools down. If the coolant leaks or evaporates, the engine won’t have any heat to disperse, causing the temperature to rise above its normal range.

Luckily, you can prevent this from happening by performing regular maintenance checks. As long as you inspect the coolant levels every week, you shouldn’t have to worry. At the same time, you should also keep your eyes out for leaks in the connecting hoses or the radiator. If anything looks suspicious, you should contact a mechanic and book an appointment for an inspection.

Inspect the Radiator Fan

Most road cars have a radiator fan that helps to cool down the coolant. If this small component fails, the temperature rises automatically, and in such a case, the coolant can only provide minimal protection. So, ensure that the radiator fan is in top condition at all times.

But what if your vehicle still overheats, what do you do then?

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Stop Driving Immediately

When you see the temperature reaching its maximum limit, find a place by the side of the road to stop your car and give it a breather. There could be something seriously wrong with the cooling system on your vehicle, which must be checked immediately. The radiator, fan, or coolant could be faulty, causing all sorts of problems with your vehicle.

Once you stop, call roadside assistance or your nearest mechanic to come and take a look at the fault. Otherwise, you could be in for a long and tiresome day.

Repair The Fault

The mechanic will replace the faulty component and hand the car back over to you. But before that happens, you would have to decide between buying a new component or a used one. If you go for a brand-new part, it would cost you a lot of money, and you might have to wait a while to receive the component due to supply issues. On the other hand, buying a used spare part from car wreckers will save you a lot of time and money.

If your car has gone beyond the point of saving (the engine has seized), it is best to call for a car removal service. We will pick up the vehicle from anywhere you want and pay you money for it. That’s because we offer cash for cars, and if you want to get rid of one, we are the only guys you should call.


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