Why Is My Car Overheating?

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Engines tend to operate in temperatures ranging from 195 degrees to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. If you notice your vehicle hitting higher than normal temperatures while driving on Blue Ash streets, pull over. Overheating can result in catastrophic engine failure, which can total your car, and can be quite dangerous as well. Take a moment to learn about the possible behind car overheating and what to do in this situation. Then, contact Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati for help if you find yourself stranded with an overheated engine.



What It Can Mean When Your Car Overheats

Overheating is always a sign of a bigger issue. If your car begins to overheat while driving around Montgomery, pull over and let us tow it for you. The most common reasons for overheating include:

  • Cooling System: If you have the wrong coolant-to-water ratio, or you’ve put the wrong kind of coolant in, expect issues.
  • Coolant Hose Blockage: Your coolant hose can get clogged with debris, which will cause your engine to overheat.
  • Radiator Issues: From blockages to leaks to issues with the fan, a faulty radiator could be the culprit.
  • Broken Water Pump: Your water pump distributes coolant throughout your coolant system. If it’s broken, your coolant system won’t work effectively.

What to Do When a Car Overheats

If you’re driving along in Sharonville, and you notice that your car is overheating, turn off your air conditioning and turn on your heat—this will help to pull heat off your engine. Then, as soon as you can, pull over. Don’t pop the hood of your engine block for at least 30 minutes. Then, give roadside assistance, a tow company, or a local dealer a call, and have your vehicle taken to the nearest garage immediately.

Have Questions About Overheating?

If your car is overheating, and you’re stuck on Cincinnati streets, just give Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati a call at 513-984-9000. Will pick you and your vehicle up ASAP and get to the root of the problem. In the meantime, take a moment to explore our service tips for other helpful reads, including our guide on how often you need to change your engine oil filter.

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*We are currently saving our service customers 25% or more off the retail price of their regular scheduled maintenance when they purchase a PPM plan offered through Mercedes-Benz. You can purchase 2,3 or the next 4 maintenance services at a substantial savings over the retail costs. If you purchased your vehicle and plan on keeping it for several years, you need to seriously consider a PPM plan and the savings for yourself. Call or visit for details.
**For details, exclusions, and limitations on Mercedes-Benz Premier Prepaid Maintenance, contact your dealer, visit www.mbusa.com/maintenance or call 1-800-FOR-MERCEDES.


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