Why is My Car Overheating?

Engine Overheating

There are lots of reasons a car would overheat, from a leak in the cooling system to a problem with the radiator. Most cars operate between 195 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit, and if you see that number go up, do not drive your vehicle, as it can put you in danger. The Jaguar experts have your guide to what causes a car to overheat and what to do when it happens. Contact our service center if you have any questions.


What Does It Mean When Your Car Overheats?

When a car overheats, there’s a larger issue that needs your attention. Below is a look at the different reasons a car would overheat:

  • There’s a leak in the cooling system – The radiator, hoses, water pump, head gasket, and thermostat housing are all components of the cooling system, which are susceptible to leaks.
  • There’s a problem with your coolant – The wrong coolant, or having an improper coolant-to-water ratio (50/50 is proper), can be the reason.
  • There’s a blockage in the coolant hose – The next possible culprit is the coolant hose. There are lots of ways dirt and debris can get in your cooling system while out driving on the Fort Worth roads. Unfortunately, this can cause blockages in the coolant hose.
  • There’s an issue with the radiator – There could be a blockage or a leak in the radiator, or something is wrong with the radiator fan.
  • Your car’s water pump is broken – The water pump sends the engine coolant throughout the cooling system. There can be a leak or a shifted pump shaft that’s causing it to overheat.

What to Do When a Car Overheats?

Most cars don’t overheat right away, which means you may be on the road in the Dallas-Fort Worth area already. If the air conditioning is running, turn it off and turn your heat on at full blast to help pull heat off of your engine. When you can, pull over to safety, but don’t pop the hood by hand for at least 30 minutes. The best way to stay safe is to contact a towing service and have your vehicle towed to the Autobahn Jaguar Fort Worth service center.

Visit Autobahn Jaguar Fort Worth for More Details!

Now that you have the answers to “why is my car overheating” and “what do do when a car overheats,” the factory-trained and certified technicians want to make sure your vehicle is safe for the DFW roads. And you can do this by staying up to date with routine maintenance. Give us a call if you have any questions or need to schedule a service appointment. Be sure to explore our service specials for additional savings.


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Oil & Filter Change

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Use engine oil and factory-authorized filters made specifically by the manufacturer for your Jaguar. Call us today and we’ll review your records and odometer reading to let you know if it’s time to schedule an appointment.

Full Detail (Interior & Exterior)

$199.95 $149.95 Special!

Autobahn Jaguar Fort Worth has our own in-house exterior and interior car detailing department, and as a multi-car auto group with several high-line stores we know exactly how to treat and detail your Jaguar in the best way. You’ll have the same team that gets our new and pre-owned Jaguars ready to put on the showroom floor doing everything by the book.

Just so you know, the head of our detail department has been here since 2002, so your car will be in good hands with someone who knows how to treat it right!

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We know how frustrating it can be to get a dent or ding in your Jaguar, and we’ve got the right team of professionals to take care of it for you. Don’t trust your car to a “here today, gone tomorrow” pop-up shop, bring it to us and we’ll make sure those dents and/or dings get fixed the right way the first time. We’re here today, here tomorrow to make sure you’re happy with the work long-term too! We can say from experience you will be amazed at the dents and dings that can be removed and corrected.

Wheel Repair

$25.00 Off

Accidentally brush one of your wheels against a curb a little too hard? If it makes you feel any better, you’re not alone. It happens all the time – in fact, so much that Autobahn has our own in-house wheel and rim repair facility.

We’ll provide the best options to repair your wheel in the most cost effective way. AND you’ll know everything was done 100% to Jaguar’s specifications since we’re a factory-authorized Jaguar repair facility and have been working with Jaguar wheels, rims and tires since 1994!

Brake Inspection

$10.00 Off

Next time you’re in let us take a look at your brakes and we’ll let you know if there’s anything you need to be aware of and/or if it’s time to consider a brake service of any kind.


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