Engine overheating is one of the most important concerns to solve; if left unchecked, it may cause serious engine damage and leave you with high repair fees.
If you detect any odd steam rising from beneath the bonnet or if your engine temperature gauge reading exceeds ‘H,’ these are clear symptoms of engine overheating, and you must take your vehicle to an authorised car mechanic right away to have it evaluated.
The engine may overheat as a result of coolant system problems, coolant leaks, a broken water pump, a faulty radiator fan, and other factors.
Some of the things to do when your engine overheats are given below in this blog.
Increase the temperature in your vehicle.
Don’t panic if you discover indicators of engine overheating and immediately turn on your car’s heater. You may have reservations about doing so. Yet, this is quite beneficial. This removes heat from your car engine and aids in engine temperature regulation.
Turning off the air conditioner avoids putting additional strain on the engine, while increasing the heat reverses engine overheating.
Check the coolant level in your vehicle.
Driving continually with overheating symptoms is extremely dangerous and may damage the radiator and engine. Hence, after allowing your car to cool for a while, pull over to a safe spot and check the coolant level. If the coolant level is low and you have some on hand, try adding some. Don’t forget to add an equal amount of water as well as the coolant mix.
If you don’t have the coolant, don’t drive any farther; instead, call a recovery agency and wait for them to arrive. It is not suggested to restart the automobile while the coolant level in the reservoir is very low.
If the engine overheating is mostly due to a low coolant level, the temperature gauge reading should return to normal after adding coolant, allowing you to continue driving.
If not, you must contact the service advisor to rule out any other possibilities.
After allowing your engine to cool, carefully open the bonnet.
After allowing your engine to cool, carefully open the bonnet. It may take up to 15 minutes for the engine to cool and the temperature gauge to return to normal. Until then, please be patient. After that, carefully drive your automobile to the nearest mechanic and identify the core reason, because engine overheating will not go away unless the root cause is addressed.
How can I keep my engine from overheating?
- One of the most important things you can do to minimise major engine repairs is to have regular maintenance and engine tune-ups performed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Regular maintenance allows any developing problems in the radiator and engine components to be discovered and resolved as soon as possible.
- It is critical to check the coolant level and perform coolant flushes on a regular basis.
- Even if the coolant level is optimal, it is necessary to do a coolant cleanse once in a while to drain away the old fluid and add new coolant to ensure the greatest performance because coolant deteriorates with time and loses its effectiveness.
- Monitor the temperature and take breaks while driving to avoid serious damage to your vehicle.
If you see any signs of engine overheating, contact our MetaMechanics Car Recovery services in Dubai and Abu Dhabi right away to avoid catastrophic engine and radiator damage.
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