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Q: Can't drive car due to overheating

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The car is overheating to the point that I can't drive it.

Overheating is never good on a vehicle, it is similar to a person having a stroke. Every time an engine is overheated there is some kind of internal damage. Sometimes the damage is so bad that major repairs are needed. Low coolant, a water pump leak, or a bad thermostat are just some of the things that can cause an engine to overheat. Blown head gaskets for example are a byproduct of overheating and very costly to repair. I suggest not attempting to drive your vehicle and seek help from qualified mechanic. A technician will be able to determine the cause of the the overheating and check for any secondary damage.

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