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What Do I Do When my Car is Overheating? | Carter Subaru Service FAQs

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It's a sight far less common thanks to modern technology - an overheated car, pulled off to the side of the road, hood up, with an enormous cloud of white steam billowing into the sky. Back in the days of cast-iron engines, which could endure a tremendous amount of heat, you could let the engine sit, add more coolant, and keep on trucking once the engine had cooled down. Today's modern engines are made with aluminium to exacting specifications to operate at maximum efficiency - but they fail rapidly when they overheat. If you see smoke coming from the engine compartment or tailpipe, or the engine temp warning light is on in your Subaru, it's time to bring it to Carter Subaru Ballard for a fix.

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Can I Safely Drive my Car if it's Overheating?

We don't recommend it. If your Subaru is overheating, operating the engine at those temperatures is very risky. Just a few minutes of those extreme temps could lead to damage far more extensive than the cooling issue that likely caused your overheating problem in the first place. Accomplished auto repair pros are welcome to attempt topping off the coolant and proceeding to a garage for repairs - but that could total the engine if not done properly. For this reason, we recommend having an overheating Subaru towed to the Carter Subaru Ballard Service Center.

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How to Schedule Your Maintenance Appointment at Carter Subaru Ballard

No matter what your maintenance issue, we've got a friendly and experienced team that can help you get it fixed--and get it fixed right--at a price you'll be pleased with. When it's time for regular maintenance or an emergency repair, visit the pros at the Carter Subaru Ballard Service Center! Schedule your next appointment online, give us a call to speak to a service expert, or stop by without an appointment at 5201 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107.

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Seattle's Home for Subaru Maintenance and Repair is Carter Subaru Ballard

Thanks to Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive technology and award-winning safety and durability, it's little wonder why Subaru is one of the most popular automakers in the Pacific Northwest. At Carter Subaru Ballard, we're your partners in the care and maintenance of your Subaru. Unlike the mechanics at neighborhood garages and nationwide service chains, our technicians are factory-trained experts in all things Subaru. When it comes to Subaru, we've seen it all, so bring your Subaru to the pros at Carter Subaru Ballard. With our huge inventory of OEM Subaru parts and knowledgeable service techs, we can get your repair done right the first time, and often faster than the other guys!

Carter Subaru Ballard

5201 Leary Ave NW
Directions Seattle, WA 98107

  • Sales: (206) 782-7475
  • Service: (877) 835-5240
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    5201 Leary Ave NW
    Seattle, WA 98107

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