Overheating: Things to Do When Your Car Overheats

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5 Simple Steps to Release Your Vehicle’s Excess Heat

Overheating is one of the most common car problems encountered by motorists on the road. This happens when the heat in a vehicle’s motor increases above the normal temperature.

Overheating can be caused by a variety of causes. It could be due to issues with the coolant or radiator, a broken water pump, insufficient fluids, thermostat failure, worn belts and hoses, or maybe, the heater’s core is plugged up. The problem is that you may not be able to immediately identify the cause of the overheating.

Here are some things you can do to get your car running again so you can have it checked by professionals.

1. Pull over.

Once you see smoke coming from under the hood of your car, look for a safe area and pull over to the side of the road. Turn off your vehicle to make an assessment. Warning: If you continue to drive while your vehicle is overheating, it could lead to permanent damage to your engine.

2. Slow down.

If you are forced to continue moving your vehicle in the absence of a safe space to pull over, keep it slow to allow a constant airflow around the motor to cool it down even just a bit. Do not leave your car at rest with the engine running as it could produce more heat.

3. Turn on the heater.

Turn on the heater.

This may sound weird, but turning on the heater will draw warmth away from the engine and into the passenger compartment, lessening the burden on the engine’s cooling system. In certain circumstances, that may be enough to reverse the overheating.

4. Allow more airflow into the vehicle.

Open the windows to allow more natural airflow into the vehicle. It will also allow the car to release more heat.

5. Ask for help.

Call for service or roadside assistance to help get you off the road.


A Win-Win Solution for Your Old Car

If your car keeps on overheating and resolving the problem would mean repairs and parts replacements whose costs you could not afford, the simplest solution is to simply dispose of that vehicle.

It won’t count as a loss for you if you hand it over to us at Breast Cancer Car Donations. On the contrary, it will be a win for you since you’ll get to receive valuable rewards while making a charitable contribution aimed at helping save the lives of destitute breast cancer patients in your community.

We’ll have your vehicle fixed before selling it at a top auction house in your area to generate funding for our nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofits are committed to helping breast cancer patients, particularly those who are uninsured and lack the financial means to pay for the costs of their treatments. The proceeds from the sale of your donated vehicle will go directly to these nonprofits to support their life-saving programs.

Thanks to your donation, our charity partners will be able to serve more of their beneficiaries, providing them with easy access to top medical facilities as well as financial assistance to help defray the costs of their treatments, doctor consultations, hospital fees, medications, and other essential health care services. Other beneficiaries get to receive free breast cancer screening and prevention and education services.

You’ll reap great rewards for your donation. Expect to receive by mail the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your car a few weeks after its sale. Using this receipt, you can then claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax-filing season.

You also need not worry about how to dispose of your unwanted vehicle since we will provide you with our pickup and towing service wherever you’re located in the country at no cost to you. We will coordinate with a professional towing company in your area to haul your vehicle away at a date, time, and place most convenient for you.

The best reward you’ll get, however, is experiencing the joy and satisfaction of giving something that will help save lives.

You can donate not just a car but also almost any other type of vehicle. Regardless of your vehicle’s physical state or working condition, we’ll gladly take it off your hands for free.

For more information, check out our FAQs page. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 866-540-5069 or message us here.


Use Your Beater to Fight Breast Cancer Today!

Are you ready to turn your rundown car into a powerful weapon against breast cancer? Hand it over to Breast Cancer Car Donations today! Call us at 866-540-5069 or fill out our secure online donation form now!