An overheating engine is a car owners’ worst nightmare and could cost you a new engine if not treated effectively. Find out below how to diagnose an overheating engine to save you money and time in the near future.
Over the years, most car manufacturers have replaced temperature gauges with warning lights that indicate when your engine is reaching a dangerously high temperature. However, unlike warning lights, gauges are windows into the operation of a vehicle which determine when the thermostat is beginning to fail and prevent further overheating issues in the future.
Unfortunately, relying solely on a temperature warning light could cause you grief down the track, especially if you’re unable to see the exact operating temperature of your engine. This is a common issue when people assume it’s safe to continue driving while the engine is dangerously overheating.
To prevent your temperature warning light from greeting you with a nasty surprise, pull over immediately if you notice any of the symptoms listed below:
- The car smells hot
- Thumping sounds
- Ticking sound in engine
- Steam coming from the hood
- Reduced engine power
- Coolant leaking
- Hot hood
Serious damage can occur if your engine is overheating and should be immediately taken to a professional technician to examine the issue.
Here at Sommar Car Care, our technicians offer second-to-none service and have the specific knowledge to diagnose the issue to save the life of your vehicle. If you notice any of the symptoms listed above, simply call us on 3833 9600 or click here to book your vehicle in for a service by our trusted and skilled technicians. You’re in trusted hands.