Sometimes when you are driving you may not know your car is running hot or overheating. The first indication will be your temperature gauge. Your temperature gauge is often overlooked because normally you do not drive and pay attention to that gauge. However, it is an extremely important indicator to monitor. Since its often overlooked, your engine can be running at high heats for some time without you addressing the issue. Dashboard indicators representing the engine light is another monitor that will give you a sign. Physically observing smoke rise from your car’s hood is another indication, but will probably come when damage is already done. If any of these are permitted to continue, serious damage can occur to your car’s engine and ultimately it can cost complete engine damage. Let’s take a look at some reasons why this may occur.
Leaks are usually the prime culprit for an overheated engine. When this occurs here at University Auto we check all possible locations where leaks can occur. There are many leaky locations that can cause these high engine temperatures. Leaks in the cooling system such as the lines, pumps, head gasket, or the location of your thermostat will all cause your engine to remain at high temperatures. This occurs because your engine is retaining heat and it cannot escape properly due to the leaking of coolant and other aids in removing the heat. University Auto will thoroughly search for all the possible locations to determine the proper method to rectify the problem.
Ensure that your expert technicians check your coolant levels at your maintenance checks. Since your radiator is one of the primary systems that transports heat away from the engine. The radiator performs a few functions to assist in the cooling of your engine. To maintain the proper temperature, the radiator utilizes fans to transport the heat away from the engine. Additionally, it works in conjunction with the coolant system to keep the proper regulated temperature. University Auto works with the requirements of each radiator because each one varies in size and functions.
Your car’s thermostat can possibly be malfunctioning and remain on a particular setting instead of changing according to proper readings. Improper readings can cause the valves to remain closed and prevent cooling systems from flowing properly. Here at University Auto in Flagstaff, we recognize that there are many reasons to cause this problem. We specialize in diagnosing the precise problem and targeting it to remedy your issue.