Check for These Signs of an Overheated Engine

If it's so hot outside that the beads of sweat falling from your brow are sizzling the second they hit the concrete, you might be concerned about your engine overheating. While hot weather is certainly a factor in whether or not your coolant is effective, several other factors and vehicle components play a role in whether or not your engine stays cool.

Your coolant should always be topped off. If you have a crack in one of the hoses that deliver coolant to your radiator and engine, the coolant level could drop pretty quickly. More than likely, you would see a spot where you park your vehicle. If this happens, get your vehicle to a repair shop as soon as possible.

You should watch the temperature gauge next to your speedometer. If it's in the red zone, it's a clear indicator that you need to fix something before you drive more than a mile or two.



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