Q: Q: Low coolant?

asked by on

it was very cold out i warmed my car up for 10 minutes drove about 5 miles and it overheated i stopped then put antifreeze in it and drove the rest of the way to work it did not heat up again

My car has 200000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Shelley, It sounds like you may have been low on coolant prior to filling it up and that maybe that could have cured your problem. If that did not cure the problem, there may be other things such as a faulty thermostat, a bad water pump, potentially a faulty coolant fan relay or a clogged radiator that may have caused the problem. In the event your car overheats again, I would recommend having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: Low coolant?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Why would my car shake while driving?

Hi, thanks for writing in. The first thing to evaluate is the condition of the tires and their balance. If you have a tire defect, such as a belt separation, that will cause shaking at any speed. Tires can also...

Q: car air conditioning kit installed

To obtain a quote for A/C system installation, please contact the main Customer Service telephone number: 1-844-249-6752 and simply indicate that you desire repair and refurbishment of your car's A/C system. Inasmuch as your car was factory equipped with air...

Q: Power window issues

The motor for the window is most likely bad. There are some gears within the motor gear itself that are made of plastic. When the window gets any resistance the motor gears can strip out and cause the windows to...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.