If you notice that your vehicle is overheating, there could be a few issues going on under the hood that is causing it.

Here are a few common reasons why your vehicle is overheating:

  • Improperly circulating coolant
  • Leaks
  • Hose needs replacing
  • Debris in cooling system
  • Malfunctioning thermostat/cooling fan
  • Blocked air inlet to radiator
  • Damaged radiator

If you realize that your vehicle is overheating while you are driving follow these tips:

  • Turn off A/C & turn on heater, the heater will blow out excess heat from the engine into the car
  • Put your car in neutral or park and rev the engine. Revving the engine makes the fan and water pump work faster, which will then pull more air and water into the car’s radiator to help cool.
  • Pull over & open the hood, this releases excess heat and lets air circulate through the hot engine.

Never attempt to remove the radiator cap of an overheated vehicle, as it can result in serious burns from the metal and hot coolant that will spray out from under the cap.

Payne Auto Group

If you see your vehicle is overheating, do not continue to drive. Continuing to drive an overheated vehicle can result in severe engine damage. If your vehicle is overheating, take it to a service center immediately!

Payne Auto Group has SIX service centers around the Rio Grande Valley that provide service on all makes and models. Schedule an appointment online or view our entire inventory online!