Q: Q: Car overheats

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My car is overheating.

Overheating is a fairly common issue with many vehicles. The most common cause of an engine to overheat would be a coolant leak. If a leak exists, the engine will not have enough coolant to keep the temperature within specification. I would recommend having a mechanic perform a pressure test on your cooling system. This test will help the mechanic to determine if a leak exists, and if so, where it is located. Once the leak is found, it is important to have it repaired soon to prevent further engine damage.

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