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Today's Car Care Tip: What Should I Do When My Car Overheats?

How do you know if your car is overheating?
  • Needle is toward or in HOT zone on gauge
  • Red Temperature Light is on
  • Steam coming out of engine
What should you do?
  • STOP NOW!
  • DON'T OPEN RADIATOR CAP
  • Get professional help...have a tow truck bring you to the most reputable tech in area
What should I do if my engine has overheated?
  • Have a complete Cooling System Evaluation done by an ASE Certified Technician
  • Have all components of the cooling system -- including head gaskets -- checked for damage
  • ALWAYS REPLACE the thermostat
  • Make sure coolant is 50-50 mix
What if needle on Temp. Gauge is just a little over the normal range?
  • Turn off A/C
  • Turn on heater
  • Get out of stop-and-go traffic
  • If in traffic jam, turn engine off

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Vehicle Systems

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