Q: Q: Overheating

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Today my car started overheating. My friend said my oil was very low and coolent. He filled both and I drove the 4 miles home. By the time I was pulling in it started to overheat again. Did it not have time to go through the engine/radiator in 4 miles and would possibly be ok once I drive it further? I'm a single mom on a limited income and clueless about my car. It's been a year since I've had an oil change and even touched my fluids so could this be the reason? It states no appointments available in my 87112 zipcode.

My car has 120000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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