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What Causes a Car to Overheat?

What Causes a Car to Overheat?

There are several causes of engine overheating. In most cases, this occurs when an issue with the cooling system blocks heat from leaving the engine compartment. The issue could be brought on by a coolant leak, a broken pump, a defective radiator fan, or a clogged coolant pipe. Although most modern engines are made to last, when a vehicle's motor generates heat that is significantly higher than its normal operating temperature the cooling mechanisms may start to malfunction, which could lead to permanent damage to both the gaskets and the engine, hoses, and seals that are intended to keep the engine running. You don't want to let an overheating engine persist, regardless of the cause of the issue. You run the risk of significant, even irreparable, engine damage. Symptoms of an Overheating Engine You may lessen the possibility of permanent engine damage if you can take action to cooling your engine before it heats up to the point of failure. However, you must first become awa ... read more

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