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Q: Car overheating

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My Lexus is overheating.

A: Hello, a car that overheats should not be d...

Hello, a car that overheats should not be driven since the vehicle can incur further engine damage. On most modern cars, there can be many reasons for a car to overheat, such as mechanical reasons like a coolant leak, stuck thermostat or blown head gasket, to electrical reasons causing the engine cooling fan not working. You will need the aid of a mechanic who can monitor the engine as it warms up to diagnose your overheating issue.

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