Although there can be many different causes of an overheated engine, the reason your engine is overheating is because something inside the cooling system is preventing the absorption, transportation or release of heat. Often this can lead to need emergency towing. If that’s the case, call 678-954-3214.

Car Engines

The vehicles engine is the heart of your automobile. The car engine is an intricate machine which is constructed to convert heat from shedding gas right into the pressure that transforms the roadway wheels for the car. The car engine is called an internal combustion engine. The combustion engine runs on a mixture of gasoline and oil. As the blend of fuel burns it increases, providing power to drive the car. But first, here are some reasons why you may have an engine overheating problem:

Leak in the Engine Cooling System

This is one of the main causes of engine overheating. Your cars engine won’t be able to cool properly, if you get a leak in your:

  • Radiator
  • Water pump
  • Hoses
  • Head gasket
  • Thermostat housing

If think you can find the leak in your car engine, sealing it by yourself may be possible, but you’ll probably benefit the most from getting your car towed to a mechanic.

Other Engine Coolant System Issues

You can have problems with your coolant even if there isn’t a leak in the system. If you put the wrong coolant in your car, or if the coolant-to-water ratio is off, your engine may have problems staying cool. Try flushing the system and adding the proper mix as recommended by your owner’s manual.

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Blocked Hoses

If there’s no leak and the coolant has been installed properly, the next thing you’ll want to check is your coolant hose. Often dirt or road sediment can get into your coolant system and block the flow of antifreeze through your hoses. Flushing the coolant system and refilling your radiator is the best thing to do.

Radiator Problems

Another common cause of a car engine overheating is some sort of problem with your car radiator. If there are leaks, clogs or problems with the radiator fan all mean that heat is having difficulty in properly escaping your vehicle. This will cause the temperature to rise. A qualified mechanic will be able to diagnose exactly what’s wrong with the radiator and what needs to be done to fix the cars problem.

Broken Water Pump

The water pump, as the name implies, helps pump and efficiently move engine coolant throughout your cars cooling system. Any of the issues associated with the water pump can lead to an overheating vehicle engine. Common water pump problems include:

  • Leaks
  • Shifting of the pump shaft
  • Eroded impeller vanes

We can attest, if you are ever in a vehicle with a broken water pump, you will regret every moment. Call an expert towing company immediately!

If You Notice an Overheated Engine. Call Us

If you notice that you may have an overheating car or truck engine, turn the heat on in your car, as this will help move hot air out of the engine compartment, and call an emergency towing company to go to a mechanic right away. Give us a call at 678-954-3214 or visit our site at https://atlantagatowingservice.com.