Summer Heat Causing A Wave Of Car Problems In North Texas

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The high summer temperatures are causing many cars to break down across the metroplex. It’s a dangerous side effect for drivers, many of whom find themselves stranded dangerously on the side of the road.

Their car’s cooling systems are straining to keep engines from over heating. Experts caution drivers to keep an eye on their temperature gauges. As soon as it indicates the engine is running hotter than normal they should stop and have their cooling system checked.

“The biggest problem may be not anticipating a problem in the cooling system,” according to mechanic Wayne Goller. “What we see a lot is when there’s a failure people continue to drive their car until it does serious engine damage.”

Fixing a blown engine costs more than maintaining a cooling system, which can cost from $1500-$2500 or more to repair.

Goller recommends keeping…

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