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What to Do When Your Engine Overheats

What to Do When Your Engine Overheats

Every automobile situation can be unique, but a few common signs to be aware of when your engine overheats include steam and strange odors or smells coming from the car's front area. When your engine is overheating, it is common to see the engine temperature gauge in the driver console or dashboard moving into the gauge's red area or spiking to "H." Whatever the sign, here is what you should do when you notice your engine overheating; Turn On Your Heater Turning on your vehicle's heater when the engine is overheating can aid in pulling heat away from the engine. Although this critical step does not solve the engine overheating problem completely, it lessens the burden on your engine's cooling system until you can pull your car over in a safe location. You will know this tip works when the temperature gauge returns to neutral, or the warning light goes off. Pull Your Automobile Over in a Safe Place Sometimes turning on your heater might not draw enough war ... read more