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What Can Put My Car At Risk of Overheating?

What Can Put My Car At Risk of Overheating?

An overheating car is a serious issue that should never be ignored. If your vehicle engine gets too hot, it might warp and crack, leading to serious, expensive, and sometimes irreplaceable damages. Even worse, you might not understand why your car is overheating unless you are an expert. Here are some of the common causes of an overheating vehicle. A Failing Thermostat The thermostat prevents the coolant from getting into the engine until it is well warmed up. This allows your vehicle to reach the operating temperature much faster. The thermostat valve will open, allowing the coolant to flow throughout the engine. If your car's thermostat fails, the valves might not open to let in the coolant, leading to the engine overheating. Contaminated or Low Coolant If your cooling system is low on coolant, it will not be enough to cool the engine. Similarly, if the coolant is contaminated, it will not be efficient in absorbing the heat from the engine, which might lead to the engine ove ... read more

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