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Volkswagen of Beaumont's Guide to Overheating Vehicles


If there's one thing you don't want to happen to your vehicle, it's overheating. Proper care and maintenance with the help of us here at Volkswagen of Beaumont can ensure that it's a rarity, but having knowledge of the causes and how it might happen is always important. That's why we have a handy guide we put together so you know about overheating, and can handle the situation right if you come across it.

How Do You Know Your Car is Overheating?

  • The check engine light comes on
  • The temperature gauge rises above the normal levels
  • You have reduced power
  • You smell a funny odor coming from your car
  • You see steam coming from under the hood

What Causes Your Car to Overheat?

  • You might have low coolant levels
  • There might be a coolant leak
  • You have a bad water pump in your vehicle
  • There's an issue with the thermostat

What Do You Do When Your Car Overheats?

  • Make sure to pull over to a safe space on the road if you're experiencing any of the signs of overheating and turn the engine and air conditioning off
  • Open the hood to allow the engine to cool, but don't touch it because it will be hot
  • Contact our service center and schedule service for your vehicle

How Can I Prevent Overheating?

  • Always make sure your coolant levels are topped off when necessary during auto service
  • Check your hoses in your vehicle for leaks and cracks

You can always schedule a service appointment with us here in our Beaumont showroom, as we'd be happy to provide maintenance on your VW today.

 
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