Car Overheating in Winter


The worst time for a car to become overheated is in the winter cold in Michigan. In addition, even in the dead of winter, your car can possibly overheat.  Here is a list of four things that you need to do when your car overheats in Wayne, Garden City, or Livonia. 

Why is My Car Overheating in the Winter?

So, what can cause your car to overheat during the winter? Even when the temperatures are near freezing, your engine can build up the heat under the right circumstances. Some of the most common reasons for overheating include:

  • Radiator Cap Needs Replacement
  • The Water Pump is a Bad
  • Coolant Leak
  • Faulty Thermostat
  • Airflow Issues

Car Overheating – 4 things to do in the Winter

Stop The Car

Once you notice that your temperature gauge is abnormally high, then you should pull over when it is safe to do so.  After you pull over, you should turn the car off to give the engine time to cool down.

Release The Heat 

After letting your engine cool down, you want to carefully open your hood. Releasing your  If steam is coming from the radiator cap, be extra careful because it could burn you. Allow your car to cool.

* Do not open the radiator pressure cap if your engine is still hot. *

Check your Coolant Reservoir

If your car is low on coolant, then add coolant to your reservoir until it is to the full line.

Call for Help.

It is better to be safe than sorry. Driving while your car is still overheated can cause more damage.

Car overheating can be an annoying issue even during the winter months. By following the four steps we laid out here it can help deal with this issue. Of course, Mr. Muffler of Westland can provide you with services to help maintain your vehicle all winter long.

If your car is just low on coolant, then it may be safe to drive. To be on the safe side, take your car to Mr. Muffler to get your cooling system pressure-tested or for other full-service auto repair services. Pressure testing your cooling system can help diagnose possible leaks or other problems with your cooling system. Contact Mr. Muffler today to get your overheated vehicle in Wayne County serviced.

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