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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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Why did my car overheat while driving

Your car could have overheated due to a loss of coolant/antifreeze. This could be from a faulty hose clamp to a leak with your water pump. The only way to know for sure is to have it checked to make sure you have all the information about your vehicle. When ever your car starts to overheat you need to pull over as soon as it's safe and turn off your engine. Overheating can lead to damage of your engine and possible engine failure.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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My car overheated

Your car could have overheated due to a lack of coolant/antifreeze. This can happen due to a hose bursting from age or damage. Your heater and radiator hoses should be replaced every 100K to 120K miles. If you think about it if you drive the national average which I believe is close to 15,000 per year is 6 1/2 years before you need to change them. That's a lot of driving in 6 1/2 years.  When a hose bursts or leaks it will cause your engine to overheat, when this happens you need to pull over as soon as it's safe and shut off your engine. Driving while your engine is overheating will cause damage to your engine.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Why is my car overheating again

Your car could be overheating due to a leak in the cooling system. If there is not enough coolant sometimes called antifreeze in your system then it will cause your engine to overheat. When this happens it can cause damage to your engine.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Why is my subaru overheating?

Your Subaru could be overheating due to your thermostat not working properly. If your thermostat is not opening when it should then it will could cause your engine to overheat. Your thermostat is designed to open at a specific temperature. This enables your engine to operate that the optimum temperature for the best performance and fuel economy.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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What to do when your car is overheating

When your car is overheating you should pull over as soon as it's safe and turn off your engine. You should never open your radiator cap when your engine is hot, the coolant is under pressure and it is very hot and cause burns. You should also never pour cold water into a hot radiator the water could instantly boil and then shoot out of the radiator causing burns. The best thing to do is to wait until your engine has cooled off this could take 20 minutes to up to an hour.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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