Overheated | Wichita Auto Care

Overheated | Wichita Auto Care

If you see steam coming out of your engine or your car starts running hot, it’s time to get your car to the Wichita auto care pros at Tracy’s Automotive asap.

You were headed home from the horror movie festival when your car started running hot. You managed to make it the block or so to your home but you’re not sure if you should call to have your car towed for help or if you can simply ignore the warning light.

This is one time you can’t ignore the warning light.  As the NAPA know-how blog says, “There are some parts of a vehicle that, when failing, do not need to be immediately replaced. A water pump is not one of those parts. Due to the vital role the pump plays in cooling the engine, if it stops working, there will be fast consequences including possible all-out engine failure.

It’s wise, NAPA says, to make sure you know the warning signs of a failing water pump. One of the two prime indicators is a car that runs hot. The other is steam coming from under the hood.

“Once the pump has failed, your engine will overheat. If you haven’t noticed other signs of impending failure, take note of this one. If the ‘Low Coolant’ light comes on, add coolant ASAP and check for a major leak. If the temperature gauge rises above normal or a temperature warning light comes on, pull over and call a tow truck,” NAPA says.

NAPA adds, “If you see smoke or steam coming from your radiator or under the hood generally, your engine is too hot and has probably already suffered a lot of damage. Pull over immediately and call for help.”

If you decide to poke around the engine, NAPA warns: “Wait for the engine to cool off before poking around, as you’re dealing with scalding-hot coolant and potentially other unexpected dangers.”

If you’re caught in a situation in which you need fast help from a reliable Wichita auto care and auto repair pro, simply call Tracy’s Automotive.

Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.

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