An engine will overheat if there is something inside the cooling system that is preventing the absorption, transportation or release of heat. While there can be many different reasons as to why your vehicle is overheating, one thing you can be sure of is that an overheating vehicle is a sign that something is seriously wrong – and if you ignore it you could quickly be in line for some major and expensive repairs.

If your vehicle overheats in traffic in normal weather, there are a number of possible culprits, such as a low level of radiator coolant, a leak in the cooling system, a blocked radiator, a malfunctioning thermostat, a failed water pump, an electrical fault or something faulty in the engine itself.

No matter what the cause though, an overheating engine is a serious sign and should never be ignored.

If you find you vehicle is running a bit of a temperature, bring it straight to us at Car Cool, Rangiora’s radiator repair company. We pressure-test cooling systems for free, so we’ll quickly be able to tell you if you’ve got a leak. We’re also skilled at all vehicle cooling system and radiator repairs, so will be able to expertly sort the overheating problem for you.