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Why Is My Car Overheating?

Overheating Car Engine

 

There are a few different reasons why your car might overheat, and these could span from a leak in the cooling system to a broken radiator. Many cars have a normal temperature where the gauge sits, and most vehicles usually operate anywhere between 195 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s important not to drive your vehicle when the temperature gauge is higher than normal to prevent any other issues with your vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at some reasons a car would overheat with Metro Honda today! For more information, feel free to contact us anytime!

 

What Does It Mean When Your Car Overheats?

When your car overheats, it could mean that there are other underlying issues that could become expensive over time. Some of these include:

  • There’s a leak in the cooling system – In most cases, a leak in the cooling system is what’s causing your car to overheat. Components such as the radiator, hoses, water pump, head gasket, and thermostat housing are all components of the cooling system, and all can be susceptible to leaks.
  • There’s a problem with your coolant – If you put the wrong coolant in your car, or you have an improper coolant-to-water ratio (50/50 is proper), your engine may be more prone to overheating.
  • There’s a blockage in the coolant hose – The next possible culprit is the coolant hose. There are plenty of opportunities for dirt and debris to get in your cooling system on Bayonne roads. Unfortunately, this can cause blockages in the coolant hose.
  • There’s an issue with the radiator – Radiator issues are another common reason a car would overheat. There could be a blockage, a leak, or something wrong with the radiator fan, and all could cause a car to overheat.
  • Your car’s water pump is broken – The water pump sends engine coolant throughout the cooling system. Yours may be suffering from a leak or a shifted pump shaft, both of which often cause overheating.

If you have your vehicle serviced at Metro Honda, keep in mind that we only use genuine OEM parts, so your vehicle gets a guaranteed fit every time.

What to Do When a Car Overheats

When your car overheats, you’re usually already on the Newark roads. When this happens, it’s best to turn off the air conditioning and turn up the heat to pull the hot air out of the entire. As soon as you find a place to safely pull over, it’s important to call a tow truck and have your vehicle towed to the nearest Jersey City service center. Another thing to keep in mind is not to immediately open the hood as it will likely be extremely hot.

Schedule Service at the Metro Honda Service Department!

Now that we’ve answered the question, “What causes a car to overheat?”, bring your vehicle to the Metro Honda service center for your next service. Schedule service with our experts, and be sure to use our service specials to save near Hoboken and Jersey City.

Service Specials from Metro Honda

FREE DIAGNOSTIC & 27 POINT INSPECTION

LET THE PROFESSIONALS CHECK YOUR VEHICLE

Coupon must be presented at the time of write up and may not be combined with any other offer or discount. See dealer for complete details and valid only at Metro Honda.

EXPIRES: 07/15/2022
Recall Check

FREE OPEN RECALL CHECKS TO SEE IF THERE IS ANYTHING WE CAN UPDATE AND FIX UNDER YOUR  WARRANTY.

Coupon must be presented at the time of write up and may not be combined with any other offer or discount. See dealer for complete details and valid only at Metro Honda.

EXPIRES: 07/15/2022
Free Alignment Check

Coupon must be presented at the time of write up and may not be combined with any other offer or discount. See dealer for complete details and valid only at Metro Honda.

EXPIRES: 07/15/2022
Software scan

*Cannot be combined with any other offer. Not valid with any other offers. Exclusion on NAVI system map disk update.

EXPIRES: 07/15/2022
VIP Pickup & Delivery
Buy 3 Tires, Get the 4th for $1

*Offer valid only with the additional purchase of a 4-wheel Alignment. See dealer for complete details.

EXPIRES: 07/15/2022
6-cyl Timing Belt Replacement

*Coupon must be presented at the time of write up and may not be combined with any other offer or discount. See dealer for complete details and valid only at Metro Honda.

EXPIRES: 07/15/2022
4-cyl Timing Belt Replacement

*Coupon must be presented at the time of write up and may not be combined with any other offer or discount. See dealer for complete details and valid only at Metro Honda.

EXPIRES: 07/15/2022
Free Warning Light Scan

Not valid with any other offers.

EXPIRES: 07/15/2022
Express Full Conventional Oil Change

Plus tax and shop supply fees. 0W20 oil an extra $20.00. Full Synthetic extra. Not valid with any other offers.

EXPIRES: 07/15/2022
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