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What Causes a Car To Overheat?

What Causes a Car To Overheat?

You are all set and driving for that long weekend at your favorite resort. Suddenly the temperature gauge moves into the red zone, getting you terrified and annoyed at the same time. Your car is overheating, and driving on can lead to serious and permanent damage. When your vehicle overheats, stop driving, figure the cause, or have it towed to an expert. But what causes overheating besides a hot summer day? A damaged radiator Probably the fan is damaged, or the radiator is physically damaged after an accident. A faulty radiator affects how the coolant functions. The coolant may stay too warm, causing overheating. Faulty Hoses Clogged, damaged, cracked, or loose hoses can cause leaking in the coolant, obstructing its flow leading to overheating. A problem with the water pump A water-pump pumps the coolant through the engine absorbing extra heat. If it malfunctions, it impairs the coolant's flow, causing your car to overheat ... read more

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