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Overheating Engines

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Overheating Engines


It’s hot out. The sun is bright and temperatures are rising, quickly. This time of year we push our vehicles a lot harder than any other time of the year, causing issues, including overheating engines. Do you know what to do if your car or engine overheats? 

What to Do

  • To start, pull over to the side of the road. Use your flashers and stay safe by pulling off of the road.
  • Then, turn your engine off for at least 15 minutes. That should give your vehicle plenty of time to cool off so you can assess what steps need taken next.
  • The engine should cool and you should be able to see the gauges move back to normal.
  • With an overheating engine, do not drive the vehicle. Stay safe and call for a tow.
  • Finally, get your vehicle into your preferred mechanic, ASAP.

Most Common Causes of Overheating

  • Cooling system leaks
  • Poor functioning thermostat or radiator
  • Bad water pump
  • Cracked or burst hoses
  • Worn or broken belts 

Many times your mechanic can replace parts and get your vehicle running, safely, again.


Here For You

Enjoy your trip through or around Wyoming. However, be cautious and prepared, but if you find that you need help on Wyoming’s open roads, we are Select Towing and Recovery. Located in Casper, Wyoming and serving the surrounding area with everything from car towing to heavy duty truck winch outs. If you find yourself on the side of the road with an overheated engine or broken down, call your 24-hour, local towing company at 307-277-0713. We will take care of you.

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