Why Is My Land Rover Overheating?

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One of the most prevalent problems experienced by Land Rover owners is an overheated engine. As most people know, overheating can cause major engine damage. If you notice that the temperature gauge is steadily approaching the red zone, it is critical that you cease driving your Land Rover until the issue has been properly fixed. Here are some of the common reasons why a Land Rover will overheat.   Low coolant level A low coolant level will certainly cause your Land Rover’s engine to overheat. Although refilling the coolant reservoir will temporarily fix the problem, it is not an effective long-term solution. A low coolant level typically indicates a leak in the cooling system. After parking the vehicle, you may find puddles of coolant underneath the vehicle. If the leak is not properly repaired, the problem will only grow worse over time. Inoperative fan In order to prevent the engine …

Tips for Driving in Hot Weather

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With the summer quickly heating up, now is the time to think about how to care for your car when driving in the hot weather. A few simple precautions will keep your car running in top shape as warmer weather approaches. The following are important tasks that need to be done to ensure your car is ready for summer. Check the Battery While the cold is known for being hard on batteries, few people realize that hot weather can also harm the battery. In fact, it can often cause more damage than the cold does. Do a visual inspection of the battery, looking for cracks or leaks. If your battery has removable filler caps, be sure the battery’s fluid level is full. Add distilled water if needed. As hot weather can speed up corrosion, periodically check the posts and clean any corrosion with a scrub brush. Fill the Coolant System …

Why Is My Car Overheating?

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It’s important for drivers to know why their car may be overheating! It’s certainly cause for concern when you see the engine temperature needle in your European automobile moving into the high range… which is an indication of an overheating engine. You must be aware if your engine is regularly running hot. This can lead to expensive equipment damage as well as you being stranded on the side of the road, waiting to be towed into the closest service center. Low coolant levels is the #1 and most common reason a car is overheating, especially when driving in the hot Las Vegas weather. Evaporation over time is usually the most likely culprit, next would be the fact that the cooling system was not properly filled during the car’s last servicing. There is a simple fix to this problem… Wait until the radiator cools down then check the coolant level and …

What is leaking from my car?

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Pulling out of the driveway or away from a parking spot only to find evidence of your car leaking can be disconcerting. Is it oil? Could it be transmission fluid? Oh no… what could it be? The leak may simply be water from the air conditioning. Whatever the cause of the leak, it is critical to identify the liquid and the source in order to get repairs done quickly and avoid future problems that can become more serious. While you may not always have the expertise to fix every little leak that develops on your vehicle, you can certainly brush up on your knowledge of vehicle fluids and use the following tips to identify the mystery substance in order to get an idea of the source of the like. Once you are aware that there is an actual problem, you should bring your vehicle to a certified professional ASE mechanic where your car …