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Why Is My Car Overheating?

Mobile Auto Repair and Local Mechanic in Wolfforth, Texas

When 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. 

Radiator Repair

Radiator Repair

At our premises in Wolfforth, Texas, just outside Lubbock, our technicians will deal with any radiator issue. Ideally you should bring your vehicle to us as soon as you notice the engine is running hotter than normal. That way we can help keep your car’s cooling system operating safely and efficiently. Regular maintenance of the radiator system, perhaps in line with our factory maintenance scheme, can help avoid car overheating and costly repair services.

Belts and Hoses

Belts and Hoses

A hose that contains visual cracks or holes, or has burst completely, will result in leaks and disrupt the flow of engine coolant. This is one of the many cause of overheating. The hoses and belts are made of flexible rubber and are susceptible to cracking and other deterioration because they are subjected to extremes of hot and cold. 

Check Engine Light

Check Engine Light

The check engine lights on your dashboard will come on whenever there is an engine problem that needs attended to. As soon as a light shows you should bring your vehicle to our shop in Wolfforth, Texas, and let our qualified team work out the reasons for the light. It will normally point to an overheated engine but could mean anything from a missing or faulty gas cap to an oxygen sensor.

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