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My Car is Overheating, what do I do?

My Car is Overheating, what do I do?

At the first sign of overheating, shut off your air conditioner and open your windows: Doing so decreases the load on the engine and helps it cool off. Turn the heater all the way hot and blower fan on High: Doing this will utilize the heater core to help dissipate some of the heat from the Engine.  Try not to ride your brakes: In stop-and-go traffic, crawl along slowly, on little more than an idle, rather than moving up and then braking repeatedly. Brake drag increases the load on the engine and makes it heat up. If traffic is crawling, move up only when the gap between you and the vehicle in front of you gets too large. If you think that your vehicle is about to boil over, drive to the right-hand side of the road, open the hood, and sit there until things cool off: Remember, don’t open the radiator cap under these circumstances, and if your engine has boiled over, don’t add water until the engine is quite cool again. If the vehicle contin ... read more

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5 Signs it’s Time for a Radiator Flush

5 Signs it’s Time for a Radiator Flush

The cooling system relies on a healthy radiator to regulate the temperature in the engine. The engine has several fast-moving parts that create friction and extreme heat. Coolant sweeps through the engine to carry away the heat, and the radiator releases it into the atmosphere. As you drive, the radiator can develop leaks and become damaged. Without adequate maintenance, corrosion can form inside the vehicle’s cooling system leading to small holes. This is where the radiator flush comes into play. Flushing the radiator eliminates rust, dirt, and other undesired contaminants that have accumulated over time. These pollutants make the coolant ineffective, causing it to struggle to cool the engine. To keep your cooling system running at its best, below are five signs, it’s time for a radiator flush. There’s a coolant leak underneath your vehicle.  The engine has overheated, but your coolant levels are high.   There’s visible debris inside the coola ... read more

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