Engine Overheating: What To Do If Your Car Overheats

Engine Overheating: An overheating engine is a sign of a problem with your vehicle’s coolant system. If your car overheats quickly, you should see a mechanic. If your car is running hot but not overheating, it’s a warning sign that there’s a problem, and you should have it inspected.

Why does my car overheat?
Cars are complicated machines with a lot of moving parts. A combustion engine uses contained explosions to propel the vehicle forward. Burning fuel generates a lot of heat. Combining that heat with high external temperatures can cause a vehicle to overheat quickly. Your car’s cooling system will keep the engine temperature within safe limits in normal situations.