Know the Basics of Car Overheating


When it comes to vehicle knowledge, we don't expect people to be experts. We leave that to our service staff and the people here in our Shreveport, LA showroom. But, we think having a basic knowledge of many vehicle functions is always a good thing, and it's why today, we're addressing a topic that might hear a lot about but not know a lot about: vehicle overheating.

How Do You Know Your Car is Overheating?

  • The check engine light comes on
  • The temperature gauge rises above the normal levels
  • You have reduced power
  • You smell a funny odor coming from your car
  • You see steam coming from under the hood

What Causes Your Car to Overheat?

  • You might have low coolant levels
  • There might be a coolant leak
  • You have a bad water pump in your vehicle
  • There's an issue with the thermostat

What Do You Do When Your Car Overheats?

  • Make sure to pull over to a safe space on the road if you're experiencing any of the signs of overheating and turn the engine and air conditioning off
  • Open the hood to allow the engine to cool, but don't touch it because it will be hot
  • Contact our service center and schedule service for your vehicle

How Can I Prevent Overheating?

  • Always make sure your coolant levels are topped off when necessary during auto service
  • Check your hoses in your vehicle for leaks and cracks

Here at Rountree Lincoln, our team would be happy to discuss your options and provide you with more details and set up a service appointment so feel free to reach out to us today.

Categories: Service
Tags: overheating