There are a lot of things that can happen with a car, and for many of them, fixing it and getting on with your driving is easy. For example, if you get a low tire pressure alert, you’re quickly able to remedy it: Just find a service station with air available and fill the tire to its acceptable limit. But there are other things that happen that may not be as clear cut as to what to do in order to move forward with your driving.
For example, when your car overheats, it can be a frightening experience. And this can happen in warmer temperatures more easily than when it’s cold out. If your car is overheating, it can send you signals in a couple of different ways. You may have a temperature gauge that rises, or just have steam coming out from under the hood. What should you do if your car is overheating? This graphic offers some insights.
Dmitry Petrov is an engineer who specializes in materials science, and has a deep passion for all things related to automotive technology. He is a true motorhead at heart, and spends much of his free time tinkering with engines and studying vehicular dynamics.