What do I do when my car overheats?

The short answer if your car or truck begins to overheat is to pull over as soon as it is safe to do so and call for assistance. Overheating can cause serious damage to your engine and cost thousands in repair bills.

The longer answer, once you are pulled over and safe, is why did your car overheat. The reasons for your car overheating can be numerous and range from low coolant levels, clogged air filters, or malfunctioning thermostats. A mechanic can help you troubleshoot these and get you fixed up.

In the hot Myrtle Beach summers it is not uncommon to be stuck in traffic where the road is hot, your A/C is working overtime, and there is very little airflow over your radiator and under your hood. For tips on keeping your car running in the hot summers, check out our article here.

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