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Most Common Reasons for a HOT (Overheating) Car

Most Common Reasons for a HOT (Overheating) Car

An overheating vehicle becomes a more common issue when the temperature outside starts climbing. It can be pretty daunting, considering one of the first signs is smoke coming out of your hood. However, do not panic when you notice smoke or when the temperature gauge indicates the red "H". We will help you get to the bottom of the problem. Here are the possible reasons that cause your vehicle to overheat:   Coolant System Leak A leak in the coolant system is the most significant cause contributing to an overheating engine. The system itself consists of the radiator, water pump, head gasket, hoses, and thermostat housing. Always be sure to search under the hood to see if you notice any leaks. If located, sometimes you may be able to patch it yourself. However, if you are uncomfortable with the repair, D. Wells Automotive is happy to do the job.   Not Enough Coolant It is essential to routinely check and top off your coolant when ... read more

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