There can be many reasons why an engine overheats. There could be something wrong with the car’s cooling system, maybe a leak, the fan could have broken down, so on.
Regardless of what the problem may be, now you have an over-heated engine and have to get it fixed.
However, it is always smart to be on the look-out for signs and indications a car gives when there is a problem with the engine.
Incase if your engine has overheated, here’s what you need to do:
1. Turn off the AC
As soon as the engine goes bust, immediately turn off the AC to take the stress off the engine and crank up the heat. This can help in pulling away the heat gathered in the engine department. However, it may cause you a lot of discomfort.
2. Pull Over in a Safe Place
Try to find a safe place so that you can avoid dealing with a busted car in the middle of a highway or busy road. Shut down the car for at least a good 15 minutes before you try to turn it back on. Be sure to keep an eye on the temperature gauge.
3. Add Coolant
If you have coolant in your truck, add it if the coolant level is low. This can help protect your engine from excessive damage. However, it will not be of much good if there is a clog in the engine.
1. Don’t Panic
Panic will not get you anywhere, your engine may not be cool but you have to be in order to be able to think straight in this situation. Avoid kicking or slamming your car doors to cause more damage.
2. Don’t Continue Driving
Do not continue your journey regardless of where you may be. The more you drive, the more damage you cause to the engine resulting in more costly expenses.
3. Don’t Pop the Hood Immediately
The hot steam/smoke coming from under your hood can burn you and cause damage to your eyes and lungs if the hood is opened as soon as the problem starts. Give the car a few minutes to cool down before you play detective.
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