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Q: Car overheating

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My car is overheating.

Start with checking the engine coolant level. If it is low, you have a leak. If the level is normal, the problem could be with the thermostat. If the thermostat isn’t opening, coolant won’t circulate. If it is opening, the problem could still be circulation. A failed water pump will prevent circulation as could a clogged radiator. The problem could also be the electronic cooling fans. If you need further assistance, a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your overheating issue and make the necessary repairs.

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