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Can Turning Your Heater Stop Engine Overheating?

Can Turning Your Heater Stop Engine Overheating?

Newer cars have cooling systems that help keeps the engine from overheating. However, the older cars will still have overheating problems. So does turning on the car heater help with the overheating? Let's find out. The short answer: yes. If your car is overheating, you should turn on the heater. This will help reduce the amount of heat in your vehicle, which can help prevent the engine from overheating further. However, this is only one step of many that you need to take when dealing with an overheating car. Turning on your car's heater isn't going to solve any problems by itself. But it is one way to help protect yourself from harm while waiting for a mechanic or tow truck to arrive at your location. What should you do now? Since you've learned that turning on the car heater is not entirely beneficial for your overheated engine, you'll want to pull over. Pulling over and turning off the car, gives the car a chance to cool down. From there, y ... read more

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