Why Is My Car Overheating?Mobile Auto Repair and Local Mechanic in Wolfforth, TexasWhen one of the check engine lights comes on in your vehicle and your gauge reads hot, then it is a sign that your car, for whatever reason, has overheated. For our mechanics at Jay's Home Auto Repair to fix the problem, they must first figure out what has caused the overheating problem, if there is a leak, and where the leak is coming from. Among the most common causes are a bad radiator or a broken water hose. Whatever the problem, our expert technicians have the experience and the know-how to fix it. We can sort many of the common causes of overheating including cooling system leaks, a bad thermostat, blocked coolant passageways, a faulty radiator fan, a loose or broken belt, or a faulty water pump. Anything that decreases the cooling system’s ability to absorb, transport and dissipate heat can overheat the engine. Under no circumstances should drivers attempt to remove the radiator cap while the engine is hot, that could lead to severe burns.