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The temperature indicator is a warning sign that informs the driver about the temperature of the engine. When the temperature indicator rises or falls, it is understood that there is a problem with the temperature indicator, thermostat, temperature sensor or engine temperature. Now, let's answer the question of what it means when the temperature indicator rises in more detail...
What Does It Mean When The Temperature Indicator Rises?
When the engine overheats, the temperature indicator rises. Here the indicator gives a warning to the driver. If precautions are not taken against this situation, which means overheating of the engine and parts connected to the engine, dangerous consequences may often occur. Before detailing this issue, let's answer the question of what causes engine overheating.
What Causes Overheating in the Engine?
Energy is released during fuel consumption in motor vehicles, regardless of gasoline or diesel. This energy is the energy needed by the engine and moves the vehicle. But as energy is released, heat is released. As the temperature in question increases, the engine and other engine parts become extremely hot. This is also an undesirable situation. Help is taken from some parts to prevent this undesirable temperature level from being reached. Engine coolant and cooling fan are used for this function. Generally, if there is a problem in these two parts, the engine cannot cool. Then it gets hot. If the engine is overheated, the vehicle warns you with the temperature indicator. This is the summary of the question why the car overheats. Now, let's evaluate in more detail which parts the heat may be related to:
Why Does a Car Get Overheated?
Reduction of coolant,
Cooling fan failure,
Temperature indicator is broken
Engine temperature sensor broken
Fan belt break
Circulation pump failure
What Happens If the Engine Overheats?
If the engine overheats or the temperature indicator rises, the engine overheats more than desired. Overheating of the engine and engine parts can cause damage. If the necessary precautions are not taken when the engine overheats, that is, when the temperature indicator lights up, engine failure will occur in a short time.
What to Do When the Temperature Gauge Rises?
If the temperature gauge of the car has increased, it means that the engine has overheated for the reasons we shared above. In this case, we recommend that you follow the steps below:
Pull the vehicle to a shaded place and turn off the ignition and air conditioning. Open the hood and wait for a while.
Do not touch the engine and other parts when you open the hood. Wait for it to cool.
After the car has cooled completely, open the radiator cap to check for water loss.
If there is water loss, add water here.
If the water level is normal, there may be nothing you can do. Here, it is recommended that you go to the nearest technical service or call roadside assistance.
Pay Attention to These to Avoid Being Stranded Due to Heat!
First of all, if the temperature indicator is on, you should act carefully and take into account the above warnings. However, it is also possible to take precautions to avoid such a problem in your vehicle. Because if the car overheats, damage may occur to the engine and parts connected to the engine. As it is known, engine failure and engine part replacement are both very costly and engine and engine part replacement reduces the value of the vehicle. In order to avoid damaging the engine, it is important to be careful about the following issues:
Avoid driving at high speed and without resting the vehicle in very hot weather.
Take a good look at your car's cooling system. Do not neglect their maintenance. During periodic maintenance, pay attention to checking the following parts:
Radiator hose check
Antifreeze water change
Temperature sensor maintenance
Temperature indicator control

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