Huff Oil Group - AMSOIL dealer
David & Robin Huff
Fayetteville, NC
CALL  (910) 988-9328


Overheating engines are not uncommon during the summer. There are plenty of reasons why an engine can overheat. You can learn a few of them and how you can solve the issue in this post.

Reasons Why Your Engine Can Overheat

When your engine overheats you usually think the weather is to blame, and many times it is… or at least partly. But there are some other reasons that can raise your engine’s temperature and cause it to overheat. Learning these reasons can help you identify the problem and get it fixed much quicker so you won’t have to worry about needing to pull over and being caught under the sun. Explore with Huff Oil Group three of the most common reasons why your engine can overheat in Fayetteville. But before we start, you should learn about what you should do the moment your engine starts overheating.

You’re Running Low on Coolant

The main reason why an engine can overheat is because the coolant level is running really low. As the word says, the coolant is necessary to keep the engine cool in the heat. Its job is to travel through the cooling system removing heat from the engine. The first thing you should do if your engine overheats is check your coolant level. Of course, you need to wait a little while until it is safe enough for you to open the hood. You simply need to refill the coolant tank with AMSOIL’s Dominator® Coolant Boost and you’re good to go.

Your Oil Level is Low

Low oil level can affect your engine in many ways, and one of them is by raising its temperature. It’s not that uncommon for an engine to overheat if the oil is running low. The oil also works as a coolant, in fact, it is responsible for up to 40 percent of the engine’s cooling. In order for combustion to occur, many metal pieces need to work together. Metal on metal contact causes friction, which in turn raises the engine’s temperature. No amount of coolant will keep this temperature at a manageable level. That’s where oil comes in; it prevents friction from happening, and, therefore, keeps the engine at a safe temperature. Check your oil level, and if you’re in need of fresh oil, try a synthetic oil change. Synthetics are better than conventional oils in so many different areas including lubrication and heat resistance. Try AMSOIL synthetic oil next time you’re in need of an oil change. You can start with AMSOIL’s XL 5W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil if you’re looking to save money with longer oil change intervals. You can also browse through their whole catalogue by exploring their online store. If you prefer human interaction when getting your supplies for a synthetic oil change, call Huff Oil Group at (910) 988-9328. They will help you choose which AMSOIL product is right for you.

Problems with the Radiator

If the coolant can’t properly reach the radiator, it won’t be able to diffuse the heat and the engine will overheat. As time passes, the radiator fluid can solidify and clog the radiator, making it tough for the coolant to flow. Radiators should be flushed yearly. A radiator blockage can also happen from outside when bugs and debris stick to it and prevent the air from passing through. You can easily remedy this by using your garden hose to remove the blockage. Another much simpler radiator issue can be that the radiator cap is loose. If the cap is loose, water in the engine will start bubbling up, and steam will come out from under the hood. You need to park your car and wait until it has cooled down enough so that you can replenish the lost water and tightly close the radiator cap. Lastly, a radiator leak can also be to blame. Radiator leaks cause the coolant level to drop and the engine to overheat. You can save yourself a lot of trouble if you find the leak when it's still small. Small leaks will drip only a little bit of coolant at a time, so it might take a while for you to notice there's something going on.

A Synthetic Oil Change in Fayetteville Can Help Keep Your Engine Cool

Keep your engine cool this summer in Fayetteville by getting an AMSOIL synthetic oil change. Not only will you be getting the best engine lubrication, you will also be saving money on constant trips to the gas station and frequent oil changes. You can use those savings to make even more money by becoming an AMSOIL Synthetic Oil dealer. Intrigued? Call Huff Oil Group at (910) 988-9328 to find out more.

 (910) 988-9328

 234 Stacy Weaver Dr
     Fayetteville, NC, 28311
     United States
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