What happens when an engine overheats? Engines run at very hot temperatures. If the radiator or cooling system fails, the engine temperatures can reach dangerous levels. These temperatures can blow the engine's head gaskets. They can warp aluminum heads. They can make the entire engine fail. That's why it's so important to keep the cooling and radiator systems properly serviced and maintained.

Check your owner's manual for recommended service times for the cooling and radiator systems. It's usually based on how many miles the car has on it. Try to schedule the service before the car reaches that mileage or as soon as possible after.

Cooling and radiator service involve flushing the coolant out of the system, checking for radiator and hose leaks, checking hoses for wear, and topping off the system with new coolant. Make an appointment with the service center here at DCH Honda of Mission Valley in San Diego, CA for your next service.

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