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My car overheated while driving

Anytime that your vehicle's engine overheats it can be damaging to your engine components. The engine coolant is a vital component to keep your vehicle running as it should. This could be due to a water pump that has failed and is no longer pumping coolant through the cooling system. This would cause your engine to overheat. If a faulty water pump is causing your overheating issue then your water pump will need to be replaced. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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My diesel pickup is overheating

It doesn't matter what you drive, when your vehicle overheats it's very hard on it. If you vehicle starts to overheat then you need to pull over as soon as it is safe and turn off your engine to prevent anymore overheating. After it has cooled down you can check the level of your coolant to see if you are low and that is causing the overheating issue. A coolant leak will cause your coolant to be low which will cause your engine to overheat if it doesn't have enough coolant to keep it at the proper operating temperature. IF you are in an emergency situation and you only have water to add to your vehicle until you can get it repaired then you can add water - but this is just until you can have it properly repaired. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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My car is overheating at an idle?

When your engine starts to overheat it can cause damage to the internal components. A overheating issue should be taken care of quickly to prevent damage. This could be due the engine fan not engaging at the appropriate time. The engine fan should turn on at a specific temperature and this assists in cooling the engine to the appropriate temperature.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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I went up a hill and my car overheated

An overheating issue can be from multiple reasons. One reason could be is the fan is not engaging and helping to cool off the engine when it's under load. This can due to a bad fan clutch or possibly the fan clutch relay. You would need to test to find out which (or both) that have failed causing the issue. Once we have determined what needs to be replaced and have corrected the issue then we would retest to make sure there are no other issues.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Why did my temperature gauge go to the hot mark

This could be due to your thermostat sticking closed.  Your thermostat is designed to open when your engine gets to the optimal operating temperature. This allows your engine to work more efficiently and will give your engine a longer life. When your thermostat stops working it can cause your engine to overheat. Overheating your engine can cause long term damage and is hard on components.    Give us a call and let us take care of you.  541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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My car started to overheat and died

When your engine gets to hot it can cause the computer to shut down your engine to prevent damage. Your engine can overheat due to low coolant or from a cooling component not functioning properly. If your stays in the "hot" range for to long it can cause long term damage and possible engine failure. Give us a call and let us talk care of you 541-791-2886. Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Why did my car overheat while sitting

We wanted you to know we are so thankful for each and everyone of our clients, we wouldn't be here without you and we are open and have appointments available to take care of you.  If your car overheated while it was sitting then you could have an issue with your fan or low coolant. Your electric fan is there to pull air over your engine when sitting or when it starts to get hot. If the fan doesn't come on then it can cause your engine to overheat. This could be due to a faulty fan clutch or perhaps a blown fuse.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Why does my car overheat when driving?

We are open!! We are here to serve you. We will pickup and deliver your car for you from home or work. We will disinfect your car for your safety and ours, wiping down all touch points before and after service.  If your car is overheating when driving it could be low on coolant. We would need to check out your vehicle for a coolant leak, this sometimes includes pressurizing the cooling system to find the leak. A coolant leak can cause damage to your engine if you're low on coolant. This is a vital component in your engine to make sure it's operating at the proper temperature.  Give us a call and let us take care of you 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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My car started overheating

If your car is overheating then it needs to be checked. Overheating is typically due to a coolant leak, and this can lead to engine damage and failure that could lead to you being stuck without a car or a costly repair that could have been avoided.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Why did my car overheat when I stopped?

Typically if your car is overheating that means that you have an issue with your cooling system. Typically overheating happens when you are low on coolant it can also happen though to a faulty thermostat and is not opening and closing at the correct times. This is usually a simple fix and the thermostat just needs to be replaced.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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