Many cars have an engine overheat warning light on the dashboard to alert the driver of an overheating problem. Some cars have blue and red lights, while others have green and red lights. When you start the car, it will display a blue or green light because the engine has not reached a sufficient temperature. The blue or green light should dim when the temperature is reached. This is completely normal for a car with a functioning engine. If your car’s temperature indicator light turns red while you’re driving, it means your engine is overheating.
Check the following items to determine the source of the engine overheating.
This is only for the process of locating issues for quick self-repair in an emergency situation. You should have had it inspected by a mechanic if you can’t see the problems mentioned.
There are numerous possible causes of car overheating. The most common cause is a thermostat malfunction. The thermostat controls the flow of coolant through the radiator, and if it fails, the coolant cannot do its job. A radiator leak is another possible cause. A leak can allow coolant to escape, causing the engine to overheat if not repaired. Furthermore, the radiator fans may be malfunctioning. These fans circulate air around the radiator, which helps to keep the engine cool. If they fail, the engine can quickly overheat.
Finally, if your vehicle’s overheating light illuminates, you must act quickly. Because it can permanently damage the entire car engine, it is recommended to stop the car immediately if the overheating warning light shown in the image illuminates. Pull over in a safe location as soon as possible and seek professional assistance. Drive safe!
This article is only for informational purposes and does NOT constitute professional advice, which you SHOULD NOT heed unless you are a certified mechanic.
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