Why is My Car's Engine Overheating?

An overheating engine can be a frightening sight. Steam pouring out from underneath the vehicle's hood can shock a driver who never expected any problems. Concerns get confirmed upon looking at a high temperature gauge on the dash. Once the shock wears off, drivers wonder why the engine overheated. A few reasons may cause overheating.

When coolant levels drop, the odds of the engine overheating increase. When coolant drops too low, overheating becomes unavoidable as the cooling system becomes inefficient. Leaks are a common cause of decreased coolant levels, but levels may drop with normal use. So, make sure to check coolant levels regularly. Also, be on the lookout for signs of leaks.

Malfunctioning parts may cause overheating, too. For example, if the water pump fails, then the engine could overheat. The same would be true for the radiator fan and hoses.

At Audi Downtown LA, our service department is available to help you with maintenance issues. Contact the office to set up an appointment.


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