Monthly Archives: August 2017

What to Do When Your Car Overheats

Hot weather is usually the cause of a car overheating. Although it’s not common, all cars have the possibility of overheating. If your dashboard temperature indicator light comes on, chances are your car is becoming too hot.   Here are 7 tips to help your vehicle become cool again. 1. Turn the engine off When you’re on the road and your car overheats, pull over to the side of the road and let it cool off. 2. Keep a safety kit in your car. It’s smart to have some of the following in the car for safety precautions Coolant A tool kit A blanket A working flashlight Non-perishable foods and water 3. Check hoses for blockages, leaks, or bursts Generally, cars don’t just overheat on their own. Inspect the condition of your car’s hoses. Perhaps the thermostat is faulty or your vehicle has a leak in the coolant system. It’s more common for older automobiles to have these blockages and bursts, but newer cars should also be inspected by a pro ... read more

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