The Common Culprits Behind Car Overheating Problems


If you're a car owner, the chances are good that your car will overheat at some point. It's one of the most common problems with vehicles. So, what could be wrong if your car is overheating, and more importantly, what do you do about it?


Don't panic - All-Star Hondaserving New Berlin, WI, USA, will walk you through everything you need to know. First, let's see the most common causes of overheating cars. Then we'll give you some tips on how to deal with an overheated car. Stay calm - it's not as bad as it seems!



The Most Common Causes of Overheated Cars

Various things can cause your car to overheat. The most common reasons are:


Low Coolant Levels:


It is the most common reason for overheating cars. If there's not enough coolant in your system, it can't do its job properly, and your engine will start to overheat. Check your coolant levels every day and top them up if necessary.


If you are not aware of how it's done, consult your owner's manual or take your car to a mechanic. They'll be able to top up your coolant for you and check for any leaks in the system.


A leak in the system can also cause low coolant levels. If you think there may be a leak, take your car to a mechanic so they can check it out and fix any leaks.


A Faulty Radiator Cap


The radiator cap is an important part of the cooling system as it helps maintain the correct pressure. If it's not working adequately, it can cause your car to overheat.

If you suspect your radiator cap is faulty, it's best to take your car to a mechanic so they can check it and replace it if necessary.


A Damaged Thermostat


The thermostat is a crucial part of your car's cooling system because it helps regulate the engine temperature. If you have an incorrectly installed or broken one, that can lead to overheating and other problems with performance.


A faulty thermostat is a common cause of car overheating problems. If your thermostat isn't working properly, it can cause your engine to run too hot.


If you have a hunch that there is a problem with your thermostat, take your car to a mechanic for a check-up, they will replace it if necessary. 

What to do When Your Car Overheats:

If your car starts to overheat, don't panic. There are a few things you can do to help remedy the situation.


First, turn off the air conditioning. It may seem counterintuitive, but running the AC puts an additional load on the engine, making it work harder and causing it to run hotter.


Next, turn on the heater. It may seem strange, but the heater will help draw heat away from the engine and into the car's cabin.

Finally, pull over and open the hood to allow heat to escape. Check the coolant level once the engine has cooled down and add more if necessary.



Have you been having overheating problems with your car? If so, one of the issues mentioned above may be to blame. Don't worry, though! We're here to help. 


Here at All-Star Honda, we have a wide range of services to get your car running like new again! we'll make certain everything is taken care of so that when it comes time for an annual inspection down here at our dealership, they say, "you're only as good as YOUR car's parts!" -- YOU will thrive!

Schedule your online service appointment, or give us a call today!