The cooling system in your car works to keep your engine from overheating, and that is a very important job. If your vehicle overheats, it can mean the death of your engine. Coolant leaks, low coolant warning light and overheating all mean you should have the cooling system inspected & tested. It also means it’s time to call Prestige Auto Repair in Bernardsville.
If steam starts coming from under the hood of your car, turn off the air conditioner, open your windows, and turn your heater on wide open. This will help draw some heat from your engine—though unfortunately it will draw it into your car. You do not want your vehicle to overheat, so if a service station isn’t in sight and the other measures didn’t work, you need to pull over and shut off the engine immediately.
Here are some reasons your car may get hot:
- Leak in your cooling system
- Thermostat problem
- Fan belt is loose
- Water pump problem
- Bad hose
- Dirty radiator plugged with debris
- Needs coolant