Signs of an Overheating Engine

If your engine is constantly overheating, it could put the entire vehicle at risk. Components such as gaskets or aluminum heads could be permanently damaged, and that could represent thousands of dollars in repair costs. Therefore, if you see that your engine is smoking or that there is coolant pooling underneath the vehicle, it is time to get service right away.

As a general rule, the engine temperature gauge needle should be between the hot and cold marker at all times. If it suddenly starts trending closing to the top of the gauge, it is likely a sign of trouble. One exception may be if you are driving in exceptionally hot weather, which could lead to temporary overheating.

Don't be afraid to bring your car in for service at the first sign of trouble. An auto parts technician from Petrus Auto Sales can diagnose and resolve your engine issue.

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