Imagine this. You are driving somewhere, or worse, stuck in jam, and you see white smoke, or smell something funny from the engine compartment.

What do you do? Most of us would assume that the car is overheating, and thus, needs a water refill. So you open the bonnet and unscrew the radiator cap while it's still hot. Just DON'T!

Below is a rundown on why cars overheat, their symptoms, and the Do's and Don'ts when you experience such a scenario:

Why it happens

A car engine can overheat for many reasons. Here are some of the most common ones:An overheating engine can manifest in different ways. He are the signs:

So you have one or more of these happening. Here are the Do's and Don'ts when you face such a situation:

DO'sDO'NTSThere you go, some tips on the car overheating issue, so that you can remain safe on the road always.

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