Q: My car overheated last Sat. on the highway.

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My car overheated on the highway last Sat. I checked the oil and it was fine. I let it cool down then drove it 10 miles to my house and parked it. 14 hours later I drove it and have been driving around town no problems. I do not need to get on the highway but I want to know about how long I can drive it until it starts overheating at a low speed. I have researched head gasket issues and I cannot figure out if it is a head gasket problem. It does not seem to me like I would be able to drive a car with a head gasket problem Help!!

My car has 170000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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