Keep Your Engine From Overheating These Winter Months
The temperature is slowly starting to drop and each day we get closer to the winter months. In order to better prepare yourself on the road in the upcoming cold months check on your car and make sure your heating system is working and your coolant levels are where they should be.
The coolant keeps the engine running at its top efficiency by preventing it from overheating. If at any time you think your engine is overheating then the first thing you should check are the coolant levels as they are usually the prime suspects.
However we know not every problem with your car is as cut and dry. What if you have plenty of coolant but your car is still overheating? This will require more involvement as more components need to be checked.
Check the condition of the following:
- Water pump
- Pressure Cap
If you have coolant in your system but it’s not getting the job done then it’s because one or more working components is preventing it from doing so. The radiator could be clogged due to neglecting to flush it when it is recommended. Usually if this happens then the water pump will soon need replacing. Check the thermostat by removing it and testing it separately.
Note: Don’t forget to check the fan to make sure it’s working!
These are some rather generic issues that could be causing your car to overheat and if you think you’ve checked everything you possibly could but have still come to no avail then bring your car in to 2J’s Automotive and let our professional mechanics take care of the problem for you.
We can give your car a free diagnostic test, valued at $80, to find out what exactly is causing your vehicle’s engine to overheat. After identifying the problem they will inform you of the necessary services and repairs so you always know the condition of your car.
Call us at 817-232-9866 if you have any questions or want to bring your car in for a check up.