Why Is My Car Overheating?
Is that little red arrow in your “Temp” gauge moving up into the red area? Or are you seeing steam coming out from under the hood of your car? If so, STOP and turn off your engine. Your car could be overheating. This could severely damage your engine! It’s always a good practice to check your engine fluids. The fluids tend to thin out or even evaporate in higher temperatures. Transmission fluid, power steering fluid, coolant and windshield wiper fluids should all be checked. Especially your coolant fluid. This keeps your car from running hot and overheating. But be very careful, the coolant fluid can explode out of the coolant reservoir and cause extreme burns if the car hasn’t cooled off over a period of time. Your car may have lost coolant, a hose could be leaking, a fan belt or electric fan could have failed along with the thermostat or possibly your water pump may have stopped pushing coolant through your engine. Even something as small as the radiator cap may need to be replaced. It’s better to have a certified repair shop check the coolant and other fluids to avoid any potential damages to your car.
Virginia Automotive Service in Richmond, Virginia and Glen Allen, Virginia is your headquarters for any overheating problems you may have with your vehicle.