Why Is My Land Rover Overheating?

Desert Oasis Auto Repair Land Rover

Land RoverOne 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 from getting too hot, the cooling fan must be in working condition. In some instances, the fan’s motor may have failed. However, have your vehicle checked out by Desert Oasis European Auto Service & Repair before spending money on a new fan. The cause of the malfunctioning fan could stem from a loose connection or a bad sensor.

Bad thermostat
A thermostat is a simple component that can cause major problems when it fails. If the thermostat fails in the closed position, your Land Rover can overheat in a matter of minutes. Installing a new thermostat is the only way to properly fix the problem. If the thermostat fails, you may notice that your check engine light has turned on as well.

Blown head gasket
A blown head gasket is a very serious car problem that you should take very seriously. Aside from an overheated engine, a blown head gasket can also cause the motor oil to mix with the coolant. Continuing to drive the vehicle in this condition will ultimately lead to premature engine failure. Desert Oasis European Auto Service & Repair will be able to pressure test the engine to determine if a head gasket needs to be replaced.

If you’re a Land Rover owner who is dealing with an overheating problem, please contact Desert Oasis European Auto Service & Repair as soon as possible. Desert Oasis European Auto Service & Repair specializes in the repair and maintenance of all Land Rover vehicles.