Causes of Engine Overheating

When your vehicle's engine overheats, it spells trouble, which can sometimes be quite serious, causing major damage to your many different engine parts. When your engine overheats, it's essential to bring it into the service department at Power of Bowser, conveniently located in Pleasant Hills, PA, so our technicians can minimize damage and determine the reason why your vehicle overheated.

Lack of coolant is a prime reason why engines overheat. Coolant levels can drop significantly through normal use or because of leaks. Points, where leaks can occur, include hoses, the radiator, water pump, head gasket, cylinder heads, block and thermostat housing.

Other causes of overheating can include a clogged radiator or a faulty radiator cap, which doesn't do its job to keep temperatures within acceptable limits or even a bad radiator fan may be at fault. Water pump malfunctions, hose damage or collapses or a faulty thermostat can also cause overheating.

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