As summer approaches, it is more likely that you will suffer from an overheated engine. Of course, there are things you can do to stop your engine from overheating, and things you can look out for so that you can avoid the engine overheating even when it has already begun to. However, if your engine does overheat you risk an Wealden car accident because the car will stop working. If an engine gets too hot then it can cause smoke and even fire, so it is worthwhile knowing what to do in advance so that you can prevent the situation getting worse.
- Look for warning signs. The car should give you a few first signs that the engine is starting to overheat. Look out for the engine temperature gauge rising, or a warning light that indicates that the temperature of the engine is above what it should be.
- Turn the heater up. This may seem counterproductive, but turning the heat up in the car will help to dissipate heat and help the engine to cool a little. You can wind down the windows and drive at a brisk pace so that the cool air can help to cool the car as well.
- Pull over. If you feel that the engine is not cooling the way that it should, or the problem seems to be getting worse, the best thing to do is pull over to avoid any further problems.
- Open the bonnet. You may be able to see what is causing the problem, but you should never take the cap off of the radiator, or you risk receiving severe burns from the hot steam.
Can you claim for an Wealden car accident caused by an overheated engine?
If there is no one really to blame for your overheated engine and you have caused the Wealden car accident because of the problem, then it is unlikely that you will be able to make a claim for compensation.
However, if you have been hit by another vehicle when your car has stalled, because of the driver’s negligence, you may be able to make a claim. If the Wealden car accident was caused by an engine which was faulty, then you may also be able to make a claim for this.
Either way, the best way to go about making a claim is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to the team about what happened in your accident and how to go about making a claim. If you decide to go ahead with a claim then you will be helped throughout your claim, to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 12th June 2014
Author: David Brown