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What Is My Vehicle's Temperature Gauge Trying to Tell Me?

What Is My Vehicle's Temperature Gauge Trying to Tell Me?

The temperature gauge in your vehicle is intended to estimate the temperature of your engine's coolant. This scale will give you insight into whether your engine's coolant is cold, regular, or hot (overheating). It is a small dial located on the dashboard of your vehicle, and you should probably start paying more attention to it.   Reasons The Temperature Gauge Reads Hot If the temperature gauge is approaching high, this may mean your vehicle is overheating. Another cause of an "H" reading is if you have a coolant leak somewhere in your car. A small puncture or evaporation may cause your vehicle to lose a significant amount of coolant. It can also be a broken water pump or gasket leak. Nevertheless, there is always a possible chance that the thermometer is broken and giving you an inaccurate reading. If this is the scenario, you may require a tech to replace your coolant temperature switch. Regardless of the issue, it would be best if you had a professional ac ... read more