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What Should I Do if my Car is Overheating? Common Service Questions at Carlsen Subaru in Redwood City

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If your car begins to overheat, just remember: stop, pop and roll. If your vehicle's engine temperature warning light turns on, or if thick smoke begins to billow from the engine compartment, stop your vehicle as soon as it's practical to do so. Then, after ensuring the hood is cool enough to touch safely, pop it open to allow heat to dissipate from the engine. Finally, roll it on over to the Carlsen Subaru service department. Depending on the cause of the overheating, it may be possible to top off your coolant and safely drive your vehicle a short distance - hopefully the distance between you and our location! Or, give us a call and we can help make arrangements to have the vehicle towed if it's not safe to operate. Either way, our Subaru experts will be able to quickly diagnose your overheating problem and implement a fix so your engine can chill out.

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How to Safely Get your Overheating Vehicle to Carlsen Subaru

The simplest reason for a vehicle overheating is a low coolant level. Topping off the radiator with antifreeze or even water can sometimes buy you enough time to drive your vehicle safely to a service center. Be sure not to open the radiator cap until your engine has cooled completely! Piping-hot coolant under pressure might spray from the radiator and cause severe burns. Another way to extend the life of your overheating engine is to blast the heater. It won't be pleasant on a hot summer day, but the heater can pull enough heat from the engine compartment to buy you a few extra miles.

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How to Schedule Service at Carlsen Subaru

Have questions we weren't able to answer here? Place a call with our service department and speak to one of our factory trained Subaru experts. Or, simply bring your vehicle by our service department, located just minutes from San Francisco and Fremont at 480 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can schedule your appointment in advance right here on our website, so we can get you back on the road even faster.

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Expert Service and OEM Parts Make the Difference at Carlsen Subaru

Since 1980, Carlsen Subaru has been family owned and operated to better serve the Bay Area. Our service department is always ready to help you with all your Subaru repair and maintenance needs. Our factory trained technicians are certified experts in Subaru vehicles, their BOXER® engine designs and their signature Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive systems. Unlike quick-lube chains and neighborhood mechanics, we source all our parts direct from the factory, and use only Subaru-approved fluids, chemicals and tools to perform maintenance on your vehicle. We can even help you find and install accessories that will improve the utility of your vehicle and help make it truly yours. Whatever your maintenance needs, the experts at Carlsen Subaru will take good care of your Subaru - and even better care of you, the customer.

Carlsen Subaru

480 Veterans Blvd
Directions Redwood City, CA 94063

  • Sales: 650-365-6390
  • Service : 650-365-6390
  • Parts: 650-365-6390
  1. Carlsen Subaru

    480 Veterans Blvd
    Redwood City, CA 94063

    • Sales: (888) 520-5916

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