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What To Do If Your Car Overheats?

By ampmautos25678866, Jun 8 2016 04:56PM


If you car runs out of water or coolant you must pull over as soon as possible and turn off the engine. This helps to prevent overheating which can result in costly damage to the car's engine. Cars that have electronic systems will automatically lose power and come to a complete stop when the temperature gets too high.


If you have a water bottle and want to use it to fill the radiator you must wait until the car cools down to avoid getting burned. The water will evaporate at high temperatures so it is best to wait until everything has cooled down. Once everything has cooled down, slowly unscrew the radiator cap without removing it to release the pressure. Once you get the cap off, add the water, screw the cap back on. When you reach your destination, have a mechanic take a look to see if there was any damage done to the engine. Also add coolant. Never add coolant to a hot engine.


To prevent overheating make sure you keep up with your regular maintenance schedule. If you don't have one simply give us a call (631-588-2567 or email: info@ampmautoservices.com). We have a simple one page schedule that shows what needs to be done at each mileage interval. You should check the coolant level every spring for the hot weather months and every fall for winter.


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