Keeping Your Honda Engine Cool

Overheating is a top contributor to engine failure. A consistently hot-running engine can cause major problems ranging from cracked head caskets to warped cylinders. These costly repairs can be prevented by using these tips for keeping your Honda engine cool.


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Inspect Hoses


Hoses connect the various parts of your engine’s cooling system, allowing coolant to travel throughout the system to keep the engine cool. Even tiny leaks can have a major effect on your engine’s temperature, so you should inspect hoses regularly and immediately replace any that are corroded, worn, punctured, or otherwise damaged.

Look at the Radiator


The radiator is a vital part of your engine’s cooling system. It essentially lowers the temperature of the coolant fluid that in turn cools the engine. When the radiator is leaking or clogged, it can cause the engine to overheat. If you suspect your radiator is malfunctioning, you should have it inspected by a professional technician as soon as possible.


Check Water Pump


A failing water pump can have a detrimental effect on your engine’s ability to stay cool. When it isn’t functioning the way it should, it can’t help the coolant flow through the engine block. This will lead to overheating and should be addressed as quickly as possible to prevent further damage.


Keep Up With Maintenance


Overheating is usually the result of poor maintenance. Routine inspections are the best way to ensure long engine life. Insufficient oil and coolant can cause your engine to run hot, but these can be easily addressed by a maintenance professional. The technician will also be able to identify if your engine has other problems, so it’s important to never miss these appointments. The sooner you can address issues with your engine, the easier—and the less expensive—the repair will be.


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