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Q: Car overheating

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My car is overheating.

A: There are quite a few things that could cau...

There are quite a few things that could cause this. First check the coolant level. If it is low, you may have a leak, or some was pushed out if your engine boiled over. The thermostat is pretty common, but anytime you service a cooling system, you have to inspect the entire system. The radiator, fans, and water pump all need inspected. Do not continue to drive the car, serious engine damage can be done. I would suggest having an expert mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come out and diagnose why your car is overheating.

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