Common Reasons Your Engine Might Overheat

If your vehicle has ever broken down because of the engine overheating, then you know how frustrating and frightening it can be. To make matters worse, it typically occurs when you're far away from your Medford, OR home. Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Medford wants to provide you with information that can help you identify reasons your engine might overheat.

First, you should know that an engine can overheat during any weather season. However, as we approach the warmer temperatures, there is a greater potential for an occurrence. The most common reason an engine will overheat is due to a leak of coolant, otherwise known as antifreeze. A leak can occur from the radiator, hoses or water pump. Most often, the leak starts out small and expands over a short amount of time. Additionally, the coolant fan may stop working, which typically shows on the vehicle dashboard.

If you need additional information or need to schedule an appointment for repairs, contact our service department!

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