Heating up issue with car engine
The Main Reason for Car heating up in Karachi is not Replacing Coolant on time. Car engines heat up for many reasons. Some of them are following.
1, Clogged and Chock Radiators
2, Bad Rubber Hoses
3, Bad Water Flanges
4, Bad Water Pump/Body
Engines can overheat for many reasons. In general, it’s because something’s wrong within the cooling system and heat isn’t able to escape the engine compartment. The source of the issue could include a cooling system leak, faulty radiator fan, broken water pump, or clogged coolant hose.
Signs Your Engine is Overheating
If you’re able to take steps to cool your engine before it overheats to the point of failing, you may reduce the risk of irreversible engine damage. But first, you’ve got to notice the symptoms of overheating, which can include:
Steam (which can look like smoke) coming from under the car hood.
An engine temperature gauge on your dashboard that spikes to “H” or into the red. (Engine temperature gauge symbols vary, so consult your owner’s manual.)
A strange smell coming from the engine area. For example, leaking coolant can smell sweet while leaking oil might smell more burnt
As soon as you notice the engine overheating, take the following steps and contact your nearest repair shop.
What to Do When Your Engine Overheats
1. Kill the A/C and crank the heat.
Immediately turn off the air conditioner to reduce stress on the engine. Then, turn the dial to maximum heat. This can help pull heat away from the engine to keep it from overheating until you can pull over in a safe location. You may get a little hot yourself, but a few minutes of discomfort is a small price to pay compared to major engine repairs.
2. Find a safe place to pull over.
Pull over and shut off the car. Allow the engine to cool for at least 15 minutes. Keep an eye on the temperature gauge, as it should move back to a normal range as the engine cools.
While you’re waiting (and watching the gauge), put together a plan to get your overheated engine checked out. Call a friend, a tow truck, or www.alrafayauto.com for help. We’ll dispatch a trained representative to tow your vehicle to the ALRAFAY Auto Work store or help with step number three.
3. Check and add coolant (if you have it).
If your coolant level is low, a quick top-off could help protect your engine and prevent overheating until you can get things fixed. However, this step won’t do much good if a coolant hose is clogged or the source of your troubles is a broken radiator fan or water pump. Consult your owner’s manual to find the location of your coolant reservoir tank and to learn how to add coolant to your vehicle.
4. Restart the engine.
If your car isn’t being towed, now’s the time to carefully restart your engine and drive to your nearest auto repair shop. Keep an eye on the temperature gauge as you drive. If it rises again, pull over and let the system cool.