Keep Your Engine Cool

The temperature created by a running engine easily reaches 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. The cooling system is designed to offset the heat in order to prevent engine damage. The radiator, radiator cap, hoses, water pump and thermostat work together to monitor engine heat and minimize the temperature by circulating water and antifreeze through the system. However, if any of these components fail, or if there is an insufficient amount of antifreeze installed, the engine overheats.

Drivers are often alerted to the problem when the dashboard gauge registers hotter than normal. They might also notice steam escaping from under the vehicle hood or antifreeze puddles on the ground. If not remedied quickly, the extreme heat causes severe engine damage that escalates to costly repairs.

With the first sign of trouble, do not delay. Make an appointment at the Lithia Subaru of Oregon City auto service garage to have the problem investigated and fixed.

Categories: Service
IMPORTANT RECALL INFORMATION: Some of our pre-owned vehicles may be subject to unrepaired safety recalls. Check for a vehicle's unrepaired recalls at safercar.gov.
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