What to do when your engine overheats

There are certain practises to be carried out to prevent any damage caused by an overheating engine.
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Overheating is a condition when your engine temperature rises above normal. This is a common problem, but if not properly handled, can lead to complete engine damage.

Six (6) things to do when you notice overheating:

  1. Pull your car to the side of the road
  2. Turn your engine off (if it doesn't go off by itself). If the engine goes off by itself, do not turn on.
  3. Wait until your engine cools down, at least 30 minutes.
  4. Check your coolant reservoir and/or radiator for dryness. If dry, fill tank with water until its full.
  5. Check for any leakage from hoses or radiator.

Call an expert for help and advice on what to do next. You may reach our Service Support line for emergencies.

                                      

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