What to Do When You Have an Overheating Engine in Tumwater

overheating engine tumwaterIf your engine is overheating in Tumwater you may need to speak with an auto technician about engine maintenance and repair options. But first make your way off the road as quickly and safely as possible and turn the vehicle off. If you continue to operate an overheating engine you will damage your vehicle. 

Hot Mess

What might look like smoke coming from under the hood is likely steam, a sure sign you’ve got a problem. Maybe you got a whiff of something sweet (maple bars)? Could be leaking coolant. And yes, even a temperature gauge in the red zone is a sign of trouble!

Just Chill

Once you’re safely off the road, and the vehicle is turned off and cooling… you’ll have some time on your hands. There’s no way to speed this up; you just have to wait for the engine to cool. Do not attempt to check fluid levels or even pop the hood at this point. You could use the time to schedule engine maintenance and repair. 

Way Cool

Those who carry extra coolant with them may be able to get on the road again by topping off the reservoir when it’s safe to do so. If you’re the DIY type check out your vehicle’s owner’s manual to learn more.  

Help with an Overheating Engine in Tumwater

Contact the experienced professionals at Kohout’s Automotive & Alignment Center in Lacey. We’ve been helping drivers since 1972!  For your convenience, we offer 24-hour towing service and a shuttle service to help you get your vehicle in and get you to work, back home, or wherever!  We also provide RV repairs, wheel alignments, and classic car repairs.

Your Overheating Engine Experts near Tumwater

Serving Customers in Lacey, JBLM, Tumwater, and Olympia

Posted on October 15, 2022 | Published by Ignite Local | Related Local Business