What to do if your car overheats

Lance Griffin - Lance's Superior Auto

Even though the weather is cool now, your car can still overheat when there's something wrong with the cooling system and heat isn't able to escape the engine compartment. It can be because of a coolant leak, faulty radiator fan, stuck thermostat, or a clogged coolant hose.

Hopefully you notice your temperature gauge before steam starts billowing from the hood. Here's things to try until you can get the car into a shop.