What Should I Do if My Volkswagen Vehicle Is Overheating Service FAQ Information at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard
Volkswagen Engine Overheating Service FAQ

What Should I Do if My Volkswagen Vehicle Is Overheating?

Get Answers About Engine Overheating for Your Volkswagen

Modern engine technology makes overheating a much less common problem than it once was. However, due to differences in engine material, overheating is also a much more serious problem. If the temperature gauge in your Volkswagen gets close to the red, turn off the air conditioning and turn on the heater. If this doesn’t mitigate things and the needle gets too close to the red--or if the engine starts to smoke--pull over immediately. If you keep driving with an engine that’s overheating, the engine itself can be destroyed. Call a towing service to bring your VW to an authorized dealership.

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What Causes Overheating Engines?

An overheating engine is incredibly rare; however, they can still overheat if something has gone wrong under the hood. If your VW overheats, it could be due to a number of things: a leak in the cooling system, a bad gasket, problems with the radiator, a blockage in a hose, a broken water pump, or something else entirely. Diagnosis can be tricky, which is why we recommend bringing your vehicle to an authorized Volkswagen dealership. Some of these repairs may not be the cheapest--but they cost much less than rebuilding or replacing a destroyed engine.

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Contact Carter Volkswagen in Ballard With More Questions or To Schedule Service

If you still have questions, never fear--the experts at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard will be glad to help. Simply give us a call or use our online form and we’ll be glad to answer any more questions. You can also schedule service this way. We look forward to seeing you at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard, located at 5202 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107.

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Get Hassle-Free Service at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard, Located in Seattle

Carter Volkswagen in Ballard is the home of the Carter Advantage, and it informs everything we do. When it comes to service, we want to make sure that you have the best possible experience. This starts with our expert technicians, who are factory trained and certified. They have plenty of experience with the high-quality German engineering in your Volkswagen vehicle, and they’ll use only genuine OEM and VW-approved parts, filters, fluids, and accessories. Their expertise means that they’ll get the job done right the first time. Our prompt shuttle service, complimentary Wi-Fi, and Saturday availability are designed to make your service experience that much more convenient. We look forward to serving you at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard.

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