You can count on vehicles, especially those from our Lincoln lineup to provide you with quality in your drive, but in any situation it's always best to be a prepared driver. That means on the off-chance your vehicle overheats, you should know some of the causes, what to do, and how to prevent it so it doesn't happen to you.

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 learn more when you stop in and see us here at Gene Messer Lincoln Amarillo, as we'd be happy to discuss service with you and set up an appointment at your convenience.

Categories: Service
Tags: overheating