Picture this: you are driving down that surprisingly traffic-free road with the sun blaring through the windows and then suddenly you feel that something isn’t right.
Your vehicle is overheating. First instinct? Panic. Second instinct? Panic some more.
What to Do When Your Vehicle Overheats?
- Don’t panic. Instead, shut off your air conditioner and open your windows to help cool off your engine.
- If your vehicle continues to over, turn on the heater and blower. Doing this moves the heat away from the engine to the passenger side of the vehicle.
- If you are stopped in traffic and you see the temperature guage is rising, shift you car into Neutral or Park and rev the engine a little bit. Doing this makes the water pump and the fan speed up, drawing more liquid and air out of the radiator. The more air liquid circulation, the faster cooling your engine down will take.
- Keep yourself from riding your brakes. In constant slow moving traffic, cruise slowly rather than accelerating and then braking repeatedly. Brake drag actually increases the load on the engine and it makes it heat up.
- If you think your vehicle is going to boil over any minute, drive over to the left-hand side of the road, pop the bonnet and sit in your car until things cool down. Remember to not open the radiator cap when you are stuck in this position and if your engine has in fact boiled over, don’t add any water until the engine is cool again.
After your car’s tantrum, it’s best to drive down to your trusted auto shop for auto servicing in Auckland just to get a professional’s opinion on if your vehicle is fine.
What are the Warning Signs of a Overheating Vehicle?
Before you are stuck in the position of needing to suddenly think about auto servicing packages at a low priced auto shop because your vehicle overheated without you even knowing it, it is best to know what the warning signs are so you aren’t caught off guard.
These warning signs include:
- You see steam or water vapor (which looks very similar to smoke) pouring out of the bonnet of your car
- The needle on your temperature gauge creeps up quickly past the normal limit it should be on
- You smell something unusual coming from the engine
Who can Fix an Overheated Engine?
There is an auto repair shop located in Penrose who will perform a car service in Auckland for you. That auto repair shop is called Auto Connection. At Auto Connection, we thrive on making our customers feel safe again in their car.
Our hardworking and experienced mechanics are ready to work on your car and they will put their blood, sweat and tears into your car. After all, we care about you and your car.
Your safety is most important for us and we know that safety shouldn’t have to come at an expensive price, which is why we offer three auto servicing packages currently that will keep you safe without having to cost you:
- A WOF and a service for $99
- A WOF service, full body wash and vacuum for $139
- A WOF for $22
Our auto servicing in Auckland is of top-notch quality and we can guarantee you’ll be happy with your results.
After a car service in Auckland with us, you can get back on that road without having to worry about your vehicle overheating.