9 Things You Should Never Do To Your Car

overheating car

2) Continue driving your car when it’s overheating

It’s less likely now for cars to overheat than say it was 20 years ago, however if it is a hot day and you are stuck in traffic going up a steep hill, it’s possible. Another common occurrence is not having enough engine coolant in your car, commonly due to leakage. Regardless of why your car is overheating, by continuing to drive your car you are potentially causing all sorts of damage to your engine that you don’t want to deal with. It not only becomes a safety issue, but can also hurt you financially.

1. The first thing to do if your car begins to overheat is to turn off your AC and open the windows. Any load decrease for your engine will help.

2. Next, by turning on the heater you can divert the heat from your engine into your car.

3. Try to get to the side of the road as soon as you can to contact a service shop and have your vehicle looked at.

If you find yourself in stop and go traffic shift into neutral or idle and rev your engine and try not to ride you brakes.