How Do You Know If Your Car Is Overheating?

How Do You Know If Your Car Is Overheating?

Symptoms of overheating can include white smoke or steam coming from the engine area of a car, hissing from the radiator, and engine failure. Leaking hoses, low coolant levels and a burnt rubber smell can also indicate overheating.

Because a malfunctioning thermostat can cause a vehicle to overheat, periodically checking or replacing the thermostat on a vehicle can save a lot of time and money spent on serious car repairs. Never drive a car you suspect is overheating. This can lead to much more expensive repairs, sometimes resulting in a situation in which replacing the engine is the cheapest solution.