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What Causes a Car To Overheat?

What Causes a Car To Overheat?

Most people know that it can be a real problem when a car overheats. But not everyone knows what causes a car to overheat in the first place. In this blog post, you'll learn what causes a car to overheat and how you can prevent it from happening. Coolant Issues One of the most common causes of car overheating is low or contaminated coolant. Coolant is what keeps your engine cool and prevents it from overheating. If there isn't enough coolant in your system, or if the coolant is old and dirty, it won't be able to do its job correctly. That's why it's essential to check your coolant level regularly and flush and replace it according to your manufacturer's recommendations. A Malfunctioning Thermostat In a nutshell, this device regulates coolant flow through your engine. If your thermostat is stuck in a closed position, the coolant won't be able to flow through your engine, and it will overheat. Conversely, if your thermostat is stuck in the open position, c ... read more

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