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Q: Car overheated on freeway

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My car overheated on the freeway.

A: Hello. If the car will only overheat on the...

Hello. If the car will only overheat on the freeway and not anywhere else, I suspect you may have a common civic issue, which is a failing head gasket. Head gasket repair is generally pretty expensive. But there are other components that may cause the same overheating concern, such as a bad water pump or thermostat. I suggest checking these first before taking the expensive repair route. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the overheating issue and make the necessary repairs.

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