How Does a Car Overheat?

No one wants to experience a typical drive to work turn into a nightmare when a car overheats. While many drivers never deal with an overheated vehicle, everyone is at risk for the problem to occur. Cars require all their parts to run smoothly or else issues such as overheating may arise. Here are some reasons why this happens, and how you should be on the lookout for them.

Low coolant levels can mean an overheated engine. Leaks often lead to dangerously low coolant amounts. Sometimes the lines are fine and no clogs exist in the radiator, but someone left the radiator cap off or only partially closed. Coolant escapes that way. Even with a desirable amount of coolant, a car can still overheat depending on the temperature. If the engine gets too hot, it overheats. Also, beware of damaged thermostats or hoses. When they don't work right, overheating is possible.

At Straub Honda, our mechanics are ready to assist with your maintenance requirements. Get your coolants changed at more at our service department.

 

 

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