Follow These Tips to Keep Your Engine from Overheating

When a vehicle's engine overheats, it signals an immediate need to have the car looked at and serviced. Typically, your vehicle will run just fine and then suddenly start to feel like it's breaking down. If you begin to see steam coming from your engine, it's overheated.

Many things can cause your car's engine to overheat. A leak, either in your vehicle's water pump or elsewhere in your cooling system, is a common cause of engine overheating. A blockage in your cooling system will prevent it from adequately circulating air, causing your vehicle's engine to overheat. Routine vehicle maintenance should include flushing your car's cooling system to eliminate blockages. Collapsed water hoses or a thermostat that has become stuck will also cause an engine to overheat.

Having maintenance on your vehicle performed regularly can help you avoid an overheating engine. Let our certified technicians in our service center at BMW Portland take care of your vehicle's engine.

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