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What Causes a Car To Overheat?

What Causes a Car To Overheat?

If your car is tending to overheat, it is particularly important that you have it seen to. Overheating can cause damage to your engine if left unchecked. Below is a list of probable causes for your car to overheat. Radiator Airflow Blockage Your radiator is cooled by air flowing through the grid and the thin pipes in the grid. The air that is both forced through the forward motion of the car and assisted by a fan that pulls it through the radiator, helps dissipate the heat. Blockages to this grid will prevent the air from flowing and cause the coolant not to cool down. This can be caused by riding through tall grass or an accumulation of insects and other solid matter over time. A solution is to have it cleaned but be careful not to damage the grid and compromise the piping in the process. Low Coolant Levels The engine cooling system is sealed and operates under pressure. If the smallest leak in the system occurs, coolant is lost. If the coolant runs too low, then the water pump c ... read more