Engine overheating is a common and sometimes avoidable car maintenance issue. Coolant fluid and various parts work to keep an engine's temperature at the right level. When an engine overheats, severe damage may result, including a totaled engine. Knowing the common reasons for overheating may assist with preventing the problem.

Coolant fluid leaks are among the top causes of overheating. Look for hose and radiator problems that may lead to a leak. Many people make the "small mistake" of not putting the radiator cap back on after checking the fluid levels. Others don't realize a hose may have a hole in it. Failure to regularly change or flush coolant fluids create troubles, too.

Parts do wear out, and troubled radiator fans, thermostats, and more can cause an engine to overheat. Don't delay on fixing such things.

At Southgate Lincoln, our team at the service department in Southgate is here to help. Call the service pro's number to set up and appointment.


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