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My car overheated. Why?

Why did my car overheat? Your car could have overheated due to your coolant being low. When your vehicle does not have enough coolant then it will not keep your engine at the correct temperature. When this happens it can damage your engine. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather   Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … Appointments - J & H Automotive, Inc Want to know more … About Us - J & H Automotive, Inc Would you like to join our merry band of misfits? Careers - J & H Automotive, Inc     ... read more

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Overheating?

Why does my car overheat? Your car may be overheating due to one of your cooling system components failing. If your water pump stops functioning properly it will cause your engine to overheat. The water pump will need to be replaced if it is not working properly. If your engine overheats then it can cause damage to other components. We recommend pulling over to the side of the road where it is safe and turning off your engine if it is overheating. This will hopefully prevent any damage to your engine. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … Appointments - J & H Automotive, Inc Want to know more … About Us - J & H Automotive, Inc Would you like to join our merry ... read more

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My car is overheating at a stop

My car is overheating at a stop

Why is my car overheating? When your vehicle overheats it can cause engine damage. An overheating issue can be caused by multiple reasons. The most common is a lack of coolant in the cooling system. When your cooling system is low on coolant then you do not have enough to circulate through all the components. This will cause your engine to overheat. Water is not the solution. Water does not have the cooling ability that your engine needs to operate at the proper temperatures. When you are in an emergency where you have no other option then yes add water. Water is better than nothing, but it needs to be drained and refilled with the proper coolant for your engine as soon as possible. Give us a call and let us take care of you.   Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JHAutomotiveInc Instagram J & H Automotive (@jhautoinc) • Instagram photos and videos   Happy Adventures, Heather ... read more

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My car is overheating and coolant is leaking

My car is overheating Your car’s engine could be overheating due to a leak in the cooling system. When you have a leak then your engine will not have enough coolant to keep your engine at the proper operating temperature.  Depending on how much coolant you are losing then it can cause severe damage to your engine. Any time your engine has a leak then it needs to be checked and repaired to keep your car operating properly. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather

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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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