Few automotive problems are as disconcerting as sudden engine overheating, but this all-too-common mishap can usually be headed off with a few precautionary measures. The crew at Billingsley Hyundai of Lawton are experts when it comes to taking care of your car, and we want you to have all the facts about engine overheating.

Maintaining a proper coolant level is critical to preventing overheating. Coolant fluids carry excess heat away from an engine's moving parts, but the level can fall over time due to evaporation or leaks. That’s why it’s important to know how to check your vehicle’s coolant level and to include monitoring it as a part of your regular maintenance routine.

Additional causes of engine overheating that should be avoided are excessive idling in hot weather and failure of one the pumps, thermostats, fans or coolant lines that make up the engine cooling system.

 

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