Learn What Causes and How to Prevent Vehicle Overheating


You never want your vehicle to overheat. Most of us will go our whole driving lives without having it happen, but being prepared is the best thing you can be, and if your vehicle does happen to overheat, here's what you should know:

How Do You Know Your Car is Overheating?

  • The check engine light comes on
  • The temperature gauge rises above the normal levels
  • You have reduced power
  • You smell a funny odor coming from your car
  • You see steam coming from under the hood

What Causes Your Car to Overheat?

  • You might have low coolant levels
  • There might be a coolant leak
  • You have a bad water pump in your vehicle
  • There's an issue with the thermostat

What Do You Do When Your Car Overheats?

  • Make sure to pull over to a safe space on the road if you're experiencing any of the signs of overheating and turn the engine and air conditioning off
  • Open the hood to allow the engine to cool, but don't touch it because it will be hot
  • Contact our service center and schedule service for your vehicle

How Can I Prevent Cooling

  • Always make sure your coolant levels are topped off when necessary during auto service
  • Check your hoses in your vehicle for leaks and cracks

You can learn more from our service team here at Gene Messer Hyundai in Lubbock as we'd be happy to answer any questions you might have, and repair and diagnose your vehicle issues when you schedule a service appointment with us today.

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