Nancy explains the amount of damage that can happen if your engine overheats!
What kind of damage is overheating your vehicle doing to your engine? Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “My temperature gauge went up to hot, but I’m pulled over. It’s okay. I let the engine cool down, and then I continued driving again. I know, only to stop again when the gauge went back up.” “Ouch,” I say. What is that doing to your engine? Take overheating of your engine seriously, as it can do serious and costly damage.
With your engine running hot, it could crack or warp the head gasket or cylinder heads. Now when the head gasket is cracked, your coolant it may go everywhere, and cause havoc on the engine. A cracked head gasket would need to be replaced. When the cylinder had to warped, then sealing surfaces are no longer flat, and the combustion pressure forces itself into gaps.
Overheating the engine can cause pistons and cylinders to expand if they’re made of aluminum. Now of these symptoms, what they translate to you, expensive repairs. So avoid potentially being faced with a major decision of repairing your damaged head gasket or your cylinder heads. If you notice that temperature gauge going to hot, immediately stop your vehicle, of course in a safe area, and have that vehicle towed to your car care specialists.
Share the video with others because let them understand the importance of having your vehicle diagnosed for the overheating, and not continually allowing it to overheat, cool down, drive over heat, you know this scenario. Like us on Facebook, and if you have a comment about an incident that happened to you and tell us how smart you were to pull over in a safe area, and have it towed and not do that scenario I talked about, let us know. And next time you come in, mentioned Kneble with a K and get 10% off of your labor.