Engine issues are some of the most scary mechanical problems out there. When the engine overheats, it means a part of your cooling system has failed. This is not only dangerous, but it can potentially cause significant damage to your vehicle as well. 

The first part of the cooling system is the thermostat, which keeps track of the temperature of the engine. The thermostat allows the engine to heat up to its operating temperature then starts letting in coolant as needed. If the thermostat breaks, it may not signal that it is time for coolant, causing your engine to overheat rapidly. 

A water pump is responsible for moving the coolant where it needs to get, while the radiator is responsible for keeping the coolant at a proper temperature. Either of these parts can breakdown over time. Contaminated coolant can also cause your engine to overheat. 

 

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