What To Do If Your Engine Is Overheating
Overheating is one of the most common problems with the vehicle’s engine. Even though nowadays vehicles are designed to avoid overheating. However, despite having a well-tuned car, even those can overheat in some circumstances. Usually, overheating occurs due to hot weathers, on high hills. Here is a guide that will explain what to do if your car is overheating.
Take The Pressure Off Your Engine
If you drive a lot, especially in hot temperatures, overheating is very common. Or if you are in busy traffic, trying to drive at a controlled speed, or in a hilly terrain consider lowering your speed, and coasting on downhills.
Turn Off The AC and Open The Windows
If your vehicle’s dashboard illuminates a temperature warning, first of all, turn off the air conditioning system, and then open the windows. This will create less pressure on the engine.
Vent The Air Out Of Your Engine
If you still see a temperature warning light on the dashboard, another option is to turn on the heater and fan to high. Although this may make you hot, venting the excess heat of the engine to the passenger compartment may help your engine.
Take Your Car Off The Road And Wait
If your car is still overheating after trying all the options as mentioned above, then take your vehicle off the road and wait for the temperature warning light to disappear. You can continue driving if you let the engine to cool down completely.
There can be other reasons why the engine overheats. Low coolant is one of them. Don’t fill the coolant while the engine is hot. Wait for the engine to cool down and then pour the coolant needed amount for your vehicle. Another cause could be a faulty thermostat , which can be diagnosed only by a certified mechanic.