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Q: Car overheating

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My car is getting hot.

A: Hello. I am assuming that your car is overh...

Hello. I am assuming that your car is overheating. A car that overheats should not be driven to avoid engine damage. There are multiple reasons for an engine overheating; a stuck thermostat, blown head gasket, or an engine cooling fan not working. You may need the aid of a mechanic to monitor the engine as it warms up, to find the cause of the overheating.

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