Autumn is completely here and the hot summer days are gone. Car mechanics can finally breathe easy and run smoothly thanks to the milder temperatures now set by thermometers. And is that the heat can cause serious damage to cars and, of course, increases fuel consumption on long trips.

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But if you notice that the engine Your car also heats up and the dashboard thermometer rises dangerously, Stop and take a look, because a rise in engine temperature can lead to a serious breakdown requiring a workshop visit.

There are three elements of the car which are a very recurring reason that can cause the car to heat up. If this happens, remember that you do not have to stop the car dry or stop the engine abruptly and that you have to be very careful when opening the hood to avoid burns or accidents.

The radiator

The first reason is that the engine radiator is dirty or clogged. As the kilometers pass, dirt, dust and even larger debris can accumulate that blocks the passage of air. If when stopping and getting out of the car we see that something is obstructing the radiator, removing it will be enough to lower the temperature.

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Thermostat

The thermostat is a part that can get stuck and cause the temperature of the car to rise. Clogging can be caused by a blockage of coolant flow between the thruster and the radiatorr. If this is the cause of the temperature rise, it will be essential to go through the workshop.

The fan

All cars carry a fan that activates when the engine exceeds 95 degrees centigrade, a very common fact in summer. If the fan does not work properly, the motor will experience excess temperature both in summer and during these months before the cold of winter arrives. It is noticeable when the engine fan does not work as it is clearly heard if it is turning at full capacity.