Here’s Why Engine Maintenance is Essential

July 29th, 2019 by

Picture this: you're about to head out on a road trip, but as soon as you start your car you notice smoke rising from the hood. You check your dashboard and see that your engine temperature is suddenly very high. This is a sign your engine is too hot and it should be taken very seriously.

Overheating typically results from the infrastructure protecting your engine being broken. Though your car is designed to keep its temperature in check by using coolant, sometimes the engine becomes way too hot when the system fails to apply coolant. There are five different components to your car's cooling system, but the most important is the water pump, a part of your car that keeps coolant constantly flowing through the engine.

If your car's engine gets too hot, it's important that you stop driving it immediately and either have a professional come or (with professional guidance) bring it to a shop. Even if your engine isn't too hot, it's important to go to places like Barnes Crossing Auto Group every few months to get your car serviced!


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Source: Barnes Blog

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