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My car keeps running hot, now what?

My car keeps running hot, now what?

Few things are more panic-inducing than watching your car's temperature gauge climb to the top as you're idling, or worse, while you're driving.  An engine running hot is indicative of a few different possibilities. Before we address those, first remember to follow these safety tips as soon as you realize your temperature gauge is climbing:

1. Pull over to a safe location and turn off your car's engine.

2. Let the car cool down. Do not open the hood or remove the radiator cap while the car is still hot, or you risk severe injury and burns.

3. Once the radiator cap is cool to the touch, use a towel to slowly twist the cap open, paying very close attention to avoid hot steam burns.

4. If needed, fill coolant to the top of the radiator and replace the cap.

5. Be sure none of your engine's hoses are blocked, broken, or disconnected.

6. Restart your engine and watch the temperature gauge. If it remains at an optimal level, drive immediately to your mechanic. If it stays high or begins to climb again, turn off the engine and contact roadside assistance.

Driving an overheated car that does not cool down after using coolant, often leads to permanent, irreparable damage in your car's engine. When in doubt, please make sure to contact Accurso Automobile Repair to ask for instructions on how to proceed.

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Finally heading out on a road trip? Get your vehicle checked first!

Finally heading out on a road trip? Get your vehicle checked first!

The days of the pandemic are finally on the mend. Now we can take our masks off and breathe a sigh of relief and take that road trip we were planning last Summer. Taking a road trip with the whole gang is a staple in some families, and it has probably been a while since most family members have seen each other face to face. Before you set off on this adventure, making a checklist is probably one of the most important things to do. At the very top of your list shouldn't be to bring extra underwear or an extra toothbrush; nope, it should be to make sure your vehicle can handle the drive!

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What's That Noise and What Does it Mean?

What's That Noise and What Does it Mean?

Hearing a funny sound coming from your vehicle is never a good thing. Cars can make different noises from time to time. A squealing when you stop usually means your brake pads need to be inspected. 

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What's coming with the Apple Car?

What's coming with the Apple Car?

The Apple Car has been in speculation for years now. Everyone has always wondered when the billion-dollar company would be manufacturing cars. And now, that might actually be happening.

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