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What to Do If Your Car Begins to Overheat

The summer temperatures can cause the temperatures under your hood to rise as well. The hot conditions can affect your cars performance and can even cause your car to overheat. If you notice your temperature gauge heading towards the red, there are simple things you can do to prevent an overheating engine. Here are some tips to keep your engine cool this summer.

Steps to Prevent Overheating

  1. Carry extra coolant in your trunk. Your engine overheating can be caused by various factors, one of which is low levels of coolant. Be prepared by storing some in your trunk for emergency situations. If you are having issues but don't have coolant, water can work while you try to make it to a gas station.
  2. Stop your car as soon as possible. The best thing to do is pull over and turn off your car as soon as you can. This will help avoid any damage to your vehicle.
  3. Release some of the heat. If you're in heavy traffic and have trouble pulling over right away, turn off your air conditioner to relieve some of the pressure on your engine. When you have pulled over and turned off your vehicle, pop the hood to let some of the heat escape.
  4. Let things cool down. Leave your hood open but don't touch anything yet. Your engine will be extremely hot and can cause burns. Wait for things to cool before opening the radiator cap and topping off your coolant.
  5. Get your car checked. Your overheating troubles may have been caused by low levels of coolant, but it is best to make sure. You might have other issues like cracks and leaks in your hoses.

Synthetic Oil in Spencer

If it's time for an oil change, make sure your car gets the best synthetic oil in SpencerJim Allen can provide you with all the best AMSOIL products, including synthetic oils and lubricant. Check out our online shop or give us a call at (877) 777- 1645 to find out more.

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Spencer, OH 44275 
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