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5 Easy Tips to Overcome Engine Overheating When Traveling

The possibility of overheating will probably be higher if you often fail to check the state of your vehicle. But no need to worry, because overheating can be overcome with proper handling and prevent more significant harm.

Some contemporary cars currently use a digital temperature indicator that will turn on if the engine temperature has reached a specific limit. But often automobile owners and many drivers don't pay attention to this. Maybe car owners and some drivers are knowledgeable about analog temperature indicators that are easier to track.

Car engine overheating
Also, you need to understand a few signs of the engine overheating. Such as suboptimal engine performance, the AC abruptly turns off, or an alarm sound. When you experience it on the road, don't panic, DIY overheats handling.

How To Overcome Engine Overheating

Engine overheating is often a problem for car owners. However, when that happens to your vehicle, our tips will allow you to avoid additional damage. Heat during the daytime and traffic jams make the process of cooling a car engine more difficult. It is also possible that the car will overheat, or so the engine temperature will rise far higher than the safe limit.

1. Pullover and then turn the engine off

If you are in a traffic jam or speeding and the car overheats, pull over immediately. So you don't endanger or interfere with drivers. Following that, quickly turn off the engine. Ordinarily, a car will turn itself off if the engine overheat has reached a severe stage. But it is recommended to wait till the engine turns off itself.

2. Open the hood and then leave the car on for 15 to 30 minutes

By opening the hood, then you may provide maximum air circulation to reduce engine temperature. Wait for 15 to 30 minutes before the motor temperature drops to a safe limit, and you'll be able to go to the next step.

3. Never even try to open the radiator lid when the engine temperature is still hot

Removing the radiator cap once the engine temperature remains high will be quite dangerous for you. The water pressure will also be high when the heat is high. As a result, when the radiator lid is opened, then the high-pressure hot water will burst and can cause severe burns.

4. If the engine temperature has dropped and safe, recheck the radiator fluid and radiator fan carefully

After the engine temperature lower, you can check the radiator fluid, both in the radiator, reservoir, or reserve tubes. If the liquid is drastically reduced, you can add it more. For emergencies, you can mix coolant radiator fluid with ordinary mineral water. After that, you can check the radiator fan rotation. Turn the car key or push the engine start button to the ON position. If the radiator fan works as usual, then you can go back to driving.

5. Don't continue driving if your radiator fan doesn't work

Immediately seek help from your trust mechanic or an emergency service from an authorized repair shop if the car radiator fan is not functioning for repairs. Driving with a damaged radiator fan can cause repeated overheating and can cause more considerable and more expensive damage.
Ryan Daniel
Ryan Daniel Ryan Daniel is a car enthusiast. Since owning his first BMW at a young age, he has loved the automotive world even more.