There are several reasons for a car engine to overheat. However, there are three common reasons for the engine to heat and they are the heating system is getting heated up and cannot get rid of the heat, secondly there may to be enough engine coolant available and thirdly the engine itself may be getting too hot and overworked.
Another reason is the thermostat could have failed and it is recommended that the thermostat also be checked. The most common reason is the coolant is prone to leaking and if it gets over, then the engine gets hot. The coolant can easily leak from radiator and hoses or the water pump and the plugs. Sometimes the water stored in the pump can also be causing the problem. Sometimes replacing this part can help the problem.
The exhaust systems in the car engine could over heat and this can be checked by looking at the vacuum readings. The pipes and converter can also be checked for some problems. If you do not have technical knowledge about radiator and coolant, it is best that you approach a car mechanic who can check the engine coolant levels and help you out. Some times the problem may be as simple as the electric cooling fan and it may not be working at all. You should start the car and check if the fan is working. It may need to be changed. Also, the antifreeze solution levels need to be checked frequently to avoid any such problems.
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