With summer just around the corner, do you know what to do if your vehicle overheats? While an overheating engine can be dangerous, you want to minimize any damage. Here are tips on what to if your vehicle overheats.
According to an article at farmers.com, “When an Engine Overheats”
“If your car overheats on the road, the first thing you need to do is turn it off, open the hood and let it cool off on its own.”
- Never take off the radiator cap.
“You definitely don’t want to uncap the radiator system or the water system. It will be under high pressure and will blow off and burn you if you try to do that.”
3.Let the engine cool off before you do anything.
“Normally your car will have warning lights and a pressure relief valve. If your engine starts to overheat, it will give you plenty of warning before you could actually damage anything. You really can’t address any of the problems though until the engine cools off on its own.”
4. Refill antifreeze / coolant.
“In the race car, the rules say we have to use water, but in your car you should use antifreeze. Once everything cools back down to roughly room temperature, open the system up and fill it back up with new antifreeze.” To read the entire article click here.