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Your car can encounter several problems that make it stop working correctly. One possible problem, and one that can leave you with a breakdown on the side of the road, is an engine that overheats. Your vehicle's engine may start to run too hot if its temperature is not properly regulated or if it can't be kept cool by the proper fluids. Regardless of the cause, it's important to ask a mechanic to inspect your vehicle and make repairs before the problem worsens.

Water Pump Problems

The water pump is a component in your car's cooling system that can break and lead to more significant engine problems. The water pump is designed to transport fluids to the engine and throughout the cooling system to keep the engine within its ideal operating temperature range. The water pump on your car can develop problems that interfere with its proper function, including leaks and erosion of certain parts that lead to a water pump failure. The water pump belt, which is a part of the water pump system, can also break.

Broken Radiator or Fans

The radiator is also part of the cooling system in your car. While some parts regulate the flow of coolant fluid to and from the engine, the radiator primarily maintains its correct operating temperature. The radiator keeps the engine from overheating when it is functioning correctly. Several fans assist the radiator in cooling the engine. The fans or radiator can break or get clogged, which makes them stop working and leads to engine overheating.

Thermostat Failure

Another small but essential part of the cooling system is the thermostat. The thermostat is a valve that regulates coolant fluid flow between the engine and radiator. The thermostat typically allows just the right amount of coolant fluid into the radiator, but it can deprive the radiator of coolant fluid if it gets stuck.

Worn or Broken Hoses and Belts

The hoses and belts in the car's cooling system can wear out, break, or become loose, which causes them to stop working correctly. The hoses may not be installed correctly, and they can become clogged with contaminants as well.

Cooling System Leak

There are many parts in the cooling system, and any of them can break or develop leaks that interfere with the engine's operation. Some leaks can start as minor issues, but they will soon worsen if they're not corrected.

Contact us today for engine overheating diagnostics and repairs.


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