If you have noticed that your car is overheating, it is time to get it looked at. No matter what is causing your car to overheat, Clark Automotive can help. Most of us rely on our cars to transport us to and from work, to get our kids to their afterschool activities, and/or to earn a living and we all live very busy lives. So busy, in fact, that we may not notice the early signs of an overheating vehicle.
Signs your Vehicle Might be Overheating
You may not notice the temperature gauge reading slightly higher than usual or increased heat on the hood after you have been driving. These signs can be subtle and easy to miss. As the problem worsens, you are likely to notice the needle on the temperature gauge spiking above normal levels, steam pouring from under the hood, and a funny smell. Whether you are beginning to notice subtle signs of overheating or you are dealing with more obvious signs our mechanics will diagnose the source of the issue and then repair the problem so you can drive safely once again.
Car Overheating Repair Shop
The cooling system of your car’s engine is vital to its functioning properly. If an engine overheats even periodically, it becomes vulnerable to the powerful forces that are contained within the engine. If the overheating is severe enough or if it causes other parts to fail, the overall damage to your engine can be significant. In more severe cases of overheating, the shape of the parts of your engine affected by the heat can change. As we learned in high school science class, heat causes expansion. When metal parts expand without proper cooling, the expansion can cause those parts to fuse together.
If you are not certain that your car is overheating, take note of the temperature gauge. You may not have noticed where the temperature typically settled before. But if you suspect overheating, you can take note of where the temperature settles when it seems to be overheating and when it seems to be running at a normal temperature. If the signs of overheating are more obvious—a very high temperature reading or steam coming from under the hood, it is almost a certainty that the engine is overheating. In that case, you should not wait to have it checked out.
Trusted Auto Repair Shop, Blaine, MN
Clark Automotive stakes our reputation every day on the way we treat our customers. We treat our customers well because we want them to come back to us when they have issues with their cars. If your car is overheating, or you suspect it may be, we would be happy to help you identify and fix the issue. Give us a call today at 763-784-7944 or stop by our auto shop on Davenport St. NE.