This can be very shocking when the indicator light on the dashboard flashes to indicate that the engine is overheating, especially if you don't know why. In our blog, we explain the common causes of engine overheating and why regular maintenance is important to the life of the car.
Engine coolant is low, dirty or leaking: you know that there is no good engine oil to run the engine. It turns out that the same is true for engine coolant. The coolant is the liquid necessary to cool the engine during warm-up during engine operation. When the engine's coolant leaks, you may see white exhaust. Smoke indicates internal coolant leakage, possibly due to cracking of the cylinder head.
Dirty AIR FILTER: The air filter in your car works much like the air filter in your home. If your AC unit has a dirty air filter, it is very inefficient to breathe in air and much slower than a clean filter. This means your home will take longer to cool down. The same is true for your car. A dirty engine with an air filter may overheat. Therefore, if your engine is overheating, consider the time of the last cleaning or replacement of the air filter.
Loose or broken belt: The belt is the link that rotates the pump at the correct speed to ensure that the correct coolant flows through the cooling system. When the belt is loose or broken, the system will not be able to maintain a constant or appropriate speed. Inconsistent belt speeds can result in insufficient coolant flow and overheating of the engine.