Why Is My Water Temperature of My Car High?

The temperature gauge of a car is something that car owners need to keep an eye on as too hot, and the car could stop functioning, and permanent engine damage could result. Without maintaining a proper engine water temperature, drivers are leaving themselves vulnerable to engine overheating and engine damage. Ezy Car Wreckers, the unwanted car removal Adelaide offers the following tips on why water temperatures in cars rise.

The cooling of a car can be water-cooled or air-cooled. Most cars are water-cooled. For the water temperatures to maintain the proper temperature car owners, need to fill the car’s radiator with a mixture of distilled water and coolant/antifreeze. Before adding a solution to your car’s radiator, read your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommendations. Water-cooled cars need to maintain a proper water temperature for efficiency, longevity, and performance of the car. When the engine’s water gets too hot, damage to the engine can result as seizing or melting of the steel, iron, and aluminum internal engine parts can occur. Costly damage to the parts of the cylinders, connecting rods, pistons, crankshaft, valves, and other parts of the engine can result.

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It is essential that car owners follow their manufacturer’s recommended instructions outlined in their owner’s manual as this is the best advice and maintenance care for the car. The instructions will include how much distilled water and how much coolant/antifreeze to add to the radiator. The radiator is the part of the engine’s cooling system, and it is responsible for keeping the engine cool. The radiator is typically found in the front of a car’s engine. You’ll find that the radiator is connected to cooling hoses and a thermostat that leads to the inside of the engine itself. When the engine’s water temperature gets too hot, the inside temperature gauge that is typically located on the dashboard, or an indicator light, will go on, alerting drivers that their engine is running too hot. There may be steam or smoke rising from the engine or a burning odour.

When cars begin to overheat it is essential to get off the road as soon as possible. The engine should be turned off with the transmission in park. The hood of the car can be opened to allow steam to escape, but it is critical that drivers do not try to remove the radiator cap as boiling water can burst from the radiator causing severe injury or fatality. The engine should be completely cool before attempting to remove the radiator cap slowly and gently. If any heat or steam escape, then stops immediately and allow the steam to diminish. Typically, if the radiator is cool enough to touch the cap should be able to be safely removed. Once the engine is cooled, and the cap of the radiator removed, pour in either fresh distilled water or a mixture of distilled water and antifreeze. Car owners that are frequently experiencing engine overheating should immediately take their cars in to be checked. Engines running at high temperatures can cause severe engine damage.

Quick Recap

Hot weather is the most common cause of overheating; however, many other issues with a car can cause overheating. When the car overheats in normal weather, it could be a sign that the water and coolant in the radiator is low, there is a leak in the cooling system, or another issue. Your car’s AC should be checked out by a mechanic if fixes don’t work.

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