Subaru Overheating Engine Repair Service Information in Seattle, WA

Carter Subaru Ballard Common Services: Overheating Engine Repair

Get repairs done for your overheating engine at Carter Subaru Ballard in Seattle, WA

Is your Subaru feeling a little hot under the collar? Be careful! An overheating SUBARU BOXER® engine can make your vehicle dangerous to drive, as it can severely damage itself and even stop working altogether. If your engine has started to overheat, you'll need to have the underlying problem fixed quickly. Protect your engine by having it looked over by the factory-trained service pros at Carter Subaru Ballard.

What Causes my Car's Engine to Overheat?

The possibility always exists that your car isn't actually overheating, but a bad temperature gauge or sensor is giving a false reading. We'll use advanced infrared thermometers to determine the true temperature of your engine when it's running - and if it's not actually overheating, we'll dive into the electrical system to find the faulty sensor and replace it.

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However, if the engine really is overheating, we'll take a look at the cooling system next. You might be in need of a new radiator, radiator cap, water pump or just some more radiator fluid. If there's a leak in the system, patching it up will keep your vehicle from overheating down the road, too.

If the cooling system looks good, we'll next check to make sure the cooling fans are working correctly. If the fan motors have burnt out, not enough cool air will pass over the radiator to lower the temperature of your coolant - allowing the engine to overheat.

Finally, we'll also check the head gasket, to make sure it hasn't blown. A combustion leak test will help us find any internal leaks, which can definitely cause overheating.

Once we've found your problem, one of our friendly service advisors will connect with you about your vehicle. We'll recommend a long-term solution that fits your budget and keeps your vehicle going strong!

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Schedule your Carter Subaru Ballard Service Visit

To schedule your next service appointment, visit this page right here on our site. Just pick the perfect time for you, and we'll look forward to meeting you and your vehicle then. You can also give us a call to speak with a service advisor about any questions that you might have. Or, just visit our service center at 5201 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107. Walk-ins always welcome!

Home of the Hassle-Free Service Experience since 1960 - Carter Subaru

Here at Carter Subaru Ballard, we're your partners in caring for and maintaining your Subaru vehicle. A Subaru is truly built to last, and we'll help it last even longer while looking and driving its best. Our factory-trained technicians will use OEM and Subaru-authorized parts to give you the very best possible quality. Reach out to us with all your Subaru service questions and concerns! You'll see that our prices are competitive with local garages and service chains.

  1. Carter Subaru Ballard

    5201 Leary Ave NW
    Seattle, WA 98107

    • Sales: (888) 843-2701

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From the South
-I-5 northbound - Take Exit 167 on the left for Mercer Street toward Seattle Center.
-After going through the tunnel move to the right lane, take a RIGHT at the stoplight (Fairview)
-LEFT at the stoplight (Valley St), move to the far right lane.
-RIGHT at the second stoplight (Westlake Ave N), Lake Union should be on your right.
-Follow Westlake and stay in the right lane and take the Fremont Bridge to the right.
-After crossing the draw-span of the bridge take a LEFT at the second stoplight (Fremont Place).
Follow Freemont place for aprox. 1.5 miles which will turn into Leary Ave.  After going under the Ballard bridge the road will bend to the right and Carter Subaru Ballard will be on your left in a couple blocks.

Carter Subaru Ballard

5201 Leary Ave NW
Directions Seattle, WA 98107

  • Sales: (206) 782-7475
  • Service: (877) 835-5240
  • Parts: (877) 884-0162

Service Hours

  • Monday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Friday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday 08:00am - 05:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
Seattle Subaru Service, Car Repair & Maintenance at Carter Subaru Ballard