What To Do If Your Car Overheats

So, you’re driving down the road, and you suddenly notice that your car is overheating. Like practically anyone else who’s not familiar with diagnosing car problems, you probably have no idea what to do next. What do you do? What steps do you take to cool it off, and if it doesn’t, when is the right time to bring it in to a repair shop?

When you first notice that your car is overheating, you should immediately turn your air conditioner off and roll your windows down. This will immediately help cool the car down by decreasing the strain on the engine. If this doesn’t solve the problem, you will need to turn your heat and blower to their max settings. This will draw hot air from the engine and blow it into the interior of the vehicle.

If you notice that the temperature gauge is getting hotter as the car idles in traffic, you will need to shift the car into Park and rev the engine some. This will draw more liquid and air to the radiator, allowing fast cooling and circulation.

Although these tips can help you temporarily cool your car off for the time being, the chances are high that there is a more significant, underlying problem that is causing your overheating issues. Bring your car in to Louetta Automotive to get a quick diagnosis and quote on your overheating problems. Highly-trained professionals will quickly dig to the source of the problem and offer you an affordable solution for your car problem. Give it a shot today!

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