It is very important to know a little about the operation of your car and even more important that you know what things you should always check so that they do not get out of control. The temperature in the cars it is one of those that should always be at the right level.
Temperature helps you know that your car’s engine is working or that there is something wrong and you are in danger.
As you may have noticed, most indicators indicate through a panel without numbers. They simply have C and H, or blue and red, and a dot between them indicating normal temperature. The interpretation is simple.
What do analog temperature gauges indicate?
– Normal – Everything’s fine
– Cold – Everything is fine. Old cars need a little warm-up in the winter. Modern cars are fine like that. There is no need to heat. The computer supplies fuel even if the engine is cold to get it started.
– Hot – Yes, it is worrying and you need to take care of your car before something else can happen to the engine.
What do digital temperature gauges indicate?
These simply display a value in Fahrenheit. With this type of indicators you must check that the temperature does not rise above certain degrees
– Below 240°F: everything’s fine
– Above 24°F: the engine is overheating. The indicator will flash or give an alarm, and you need to check it.
It is common knowledge that an overheated engine can be a dangerous thing. But, what you may not know is how to measure and what to do once you know it’s overheating. This requires not only the knowledge of how to read your gauge and recognize the symptoms of car overheating, but also how to react in the moment.
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