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Don't turn your can into a burn-out! When a car's engine overheats, serious damage can result. Overheating can occur in any climate, hot or cold. To prevent overheating, check the coolant level in your new or used car radiator at every oil change or every 3,000 miles and add fluid to the plastic reservoir in the side of the radiator if necessary (use the lines marked on the side of the reservoir as a guide for filling).
* It is also a good idea to have your radiator flushed every year or so along with your other car maintenance work.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|