Why Is My Car Overheating?

Car Overheating

There are several reasons why your car could be overheating while driving on the roads in the Bridgeton area, but you should know that this issue is a major problem that should be looked at by our service department. Let’s examine some of the causes of overheating that occur and what can be done to correct these issues so you can safely return to the St. Louis roads!

Main Car Overheating Causes

There are several reasons for a car overheating but we should point out again that this issue is a major problem and should be dealt with quickly.

  • Broken Water Pump – A water pump is responsible for circulating coolant through the engine to maintain the correct operating temperature. When a water pump fails, coolant temperature begins to rise and the car overheats. Faulty water pumps should be replaced.
  • Radiator – Typically, a radiator will either develop a leak or a blockage which prevents coolant from being circulated properly. Radiators under certain circumstances can be repaired but replacement is the most likely fix.
  • Coolant Hose – Coolant hoses over time can become blocked or the rubber can crack and dry causing leaks. Replacement of a hose is usually a simple fix and can be done by the DIY home mechanic in many cases.
  • Improper Coolant Mixture – Each vehicle has a required anti-freeze coolant to water mixture which if not maintained at the correct level, can cause the coolant temperature to rise.

Car Overheating Preventatives and Fixes

As soon as you notice that your vehicle is overheating:

  1. Pull the vehicle over safely and immediately turn off the engine
  2. Turn on the interior heater to the max hot setting. This will remove heat from the engine as fast as possible
  3. Call Roadside Assistance or schedule service with our Service Department immediately.

At all times, pay close attention to any leaks or puddles of fluid you see on the ground underneath the engine. If you notice something is amiss, bring your vehicle in for service ASAP. Major car overheating causes for St. Charles drivers can be avoided with a little preventative observation.

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For future reference, our service department near Florissant has a complete library of service maintenance videos that you can review to educate yourself in how your vehicle works, and also what to do in the case of problems such as a dead battery or an overheated car. Whether you need routine maintenance or you’re dealing with major car repairs, we can help!

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11503 St Charles Rock Rd
Bridgeton, MO, 63044 US
(314) 291-2050
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