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7 things to do when a car is overheating!

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If your driving and your temperature light is on or temperature is going up what do you do in this situation? Here are the 7 things you should do when you see your temperature is going up.



1- Pull over in a safe location where it’s not dangerous for you to get out of your car and turn off the vehicle right away.

2- Don’t open the hood until the temperature light goes off or the temperature gauge goes down because you can burn yourself.

3- Check the radiator coolant level and add if needed or there can be an air bubble trapped in your radiator, which opening the cap should release it.

4- Before opening the cap make sure the cap is not hot because the coolant will fly out and could cause a serious injury to your skin, eyes, mouth and more.

5- Check the radiator hoses for leaks, holes or blockage.

6- When you figured out the problem and it was repaired, restart your engine and head out on your way to do what you were doing.

7- Monitor the temperature just in case the problem was not fixed all the way.



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