Car Engine Repair The Dalles OR

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Baker's Auto Body & Towing
(509) 392-7377
1033 South Indian Lane
White Salmon, WA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Body Shops, Painting, Rustproofing, Custom Work, Personal Watercraft
Service Types and Repair
Auto Fiberglass, Auto Frame, Auto Glass, Auto Unibody, Collision, Dent, Towing

Oil Can Henry''s
(541) 296-8505
1011 W 8th Pl
The Dalles, OR
Services
Oil Change and Lube

Professional Tint Shop
(541) 298-8468
520 E 4th Street
The Dalles, OR
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Certified Auto & Transmission
(541) 296-1330
1800 West 2nd Street
The Dalles, OR
 
Solorios Power Buff and Detailing
(541) 340-9549
2812 W 2nd St
The Dalles, OR
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair,Truck Detailing

Rivers Edge Automotive
(541) 386-6944, 001-2004
1100 Tucker Road
PO Box 396
Hood River, OR
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Napa Auto Parts
(541) 296-9103
101 E 2nd St
The Dalles, OR
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Solorios Power Buff
(541) 769-0399
2720 W 2nd Street
The Dalles, OR
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Pee Wees Auto Detail
(541) 298-4666
520 E 4th Street
The Dalles, OR
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Affordable Auto & Transmission
(541) 296-0095
2716 West 2nd Street
The Dalles, OR
 
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What to Do When Your Engine Overheats

By Josh Sadlier  

Overheating cars
Many modern automobiles are so refined that you can hardly hear their engines anymore, but don’t be lulled into complacency—there’s still a combustion cycle taking place under the hood, and catastrophic overheating remains a remote possibility. That’s why you should periodically check your vehicle’s temperature gauge while driving. Every gauge has a normal stopping point once the engine is warmed up; it’s usually a bit below the midpoint line between cold and hot. It’s probably not a doomsday scenario for your engine if your gauge ever reads anywhere above normal, but it could easily become one if you don’t take prompt action. Here are the steps you’ll need to know.
 
Coolant/Antifreeze
Step 1: Check for steam
The one surefire indication that you’ve really got an overheating engine is that old B-movie standby: plumes of steam pouring out before your eyes. Except it likely won’t be that dramatic, so take a closer look. If you see any steam at all, proceed to Step 3 posthaste lest you meet the same fiery demise as many a B-movie villain. Steam is bad. Take it seriously.
 
Step 2: Turn off your A/C, Turn on your heater
If you’re the cautious type, skip directly to Step 3—but bear in mind that older engines in particular are prone to mild overheating on hot days, especially when the air conditioner has been running. There’s nothing out of the ordinary in this case; you just need to give your engine a breather. So if you don’t see any steam, you can turn off the A/C and see if that calms things down. If it doesn’t, put your heater on full-blast, which will transfer heat away from the engine. Of course, it will also transfer heat toward you, but your comfort is a lesser priority than the engine’s at this point. If these measures don’t work in short order, then you’ve definitely got a problem, and you need to stop driving and figure it out.
 
Step 3: Pull over and turn off your engine
When you find a safe place to stop, get there and kill the engine immediately. Do not idle the engine while you’re collecting your thoughts. Engines have to work harder to keep cool at idle than at cruising speed, and the last thing you want to do is add stress to a potentially overheating engine. So turn it off, and then take that breath. NOTE: If you are not a do-it-yourselfer, and you believe your engine is suffering from more than just temporary overload, now is the time to call for roadside assistance. The remaining steps will require you to get your hands dirty.
 
Step 4: Pop the hood
WARNING: Very likely it’s hotter than usual under there. You’ll get a feel for this once you’ve pulled the hood release and the hood is slightly ajar. If the heat strikes you as potentially dangerous—as it may well be—then let the...

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