What It Could Mean if Your Car Is Overheating

It's Hot--And We Don't Mean the Weather

Is Your Car Overheating?

Is your car overheating? you know those dreaded signs--a climbing gauge, a warning light, steam from under the hood, and an AC that suddenly won't cool. If this is you and your vehicle, stop immediately. This is not one of those times when driving is safe until you can get a repair. You'll probably need a tow and Pit Stop in Punta Gorda, Florida, for auto repair.

Common Causes of Overheating

When it comes to hot cars, there are a few common causes that often account for the trouble. One of those is a poorly performing or nonfunctional fan. The fan helps air travel over the radiator's fins, cooling the water inside. No fan means less air and less cooling. A related issue may be a broken wire that halts the flow of electrical current to the fan. Also, your automobile could have a clogged or punctured radiator. A clog impedes water flow, while a puncture allows the coolant to drain out. Other culprits could be a ruptured hose, a broken thermostat, or a failed water pump. In addition to an announcement by the temperature gauge, you may also see the check engine light illuminate. No matter which lights are on or the underlying cause, the reality is that an overheating issue must be addressed. Continuing to drive under such circumstances can lead to engine damage or even catastrophic engine failure. Critical components begin to warp and fail as the automobile gets hotter and hotter due to improper water circulation and cooling.

Cooling It Down

If your vehicle needs a cool down, count on the ASE-certified technicians at Pit Stop. We've been helping drivers and cars keep their cool since 1997. Further, as a family-owned business, we care about each customer. We even back our work with a 24-month/24,000-mile warranty.

Written by Developer Autoshop