Avoid an Overheated Engine With These Tips

Your vehicle can face serious consequences anytime the engine overheats. Because of that, it's wise to know the common causes of overheating and their signs. Never ignore these signs. In fact, you should shut down your vehicle and call for emergency help immediately.

Insufficient coolant is the most common cause of overheating, especially in summer. Monitor coolant levels as they can drop through normal use. Also, be aware of possible coolant leaks that can quickly sap your system of needed liquid and maintain the correct coolant ratios recommended by your owner's manual. Failure of components such as the radiator fan, pump, hoses and system thermostat can also cause overheating.

To ensure that your engine does not overheat, regularly inspect hoses and confirm that the radiator cap is working properly. The coolant system should also be flushed on a regular basis to rid your vehicle of spent coolant.



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**Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.