Follow Our Primer on Vehicle Overheating

 

When it comes to knowing a thing or two about car care and maintenance, we all don't need to be experts. After all, that's what our service center here at Jason Pilger Hyundai is for. But, we do think it's a good idea to have some baseline knowledge, and one topic that people think about is overheating. A cared for vehicle generally won't overheat, but even so, knowing the signs, what causes it, and what to do is quite important, and we're going to tell you it all.

How Do You Know Your Car is Overheating?

  • The check engine light comes on
  • The temperature gauge rises above the normal levels
  • You have reduced power
  • You smell a funny odor coming from your car
  • You see steam coming from under the hood

What Causes Your Car to Overheat?

  • You might have low coolant levels
  • There might be a coolant leak
  • You have a bad water pump in your vehicle
  • There's an issue with the thermostat

What Do You Do When Your Car Overheats?

  • Make sure to pull over to a safe space on the road if you're experiencing any of the signs of overheating and turn the engine and air conditioning off
  • Open the hood to allow the engine to cool, but don't touch it because it will be hot
  • Contact our service center and schedule service for your vehicle

How Can I Prevent Overheating?

  • Always make sure your coolant levels are topped off when necessary during auto service
  • Check your hoses in your vehicle for leaks and cracks

If you have any additional questions feel free to stop in and see us and we'd be happy to help you in our service center today.

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