- Where to find it
- The engine
If the engine of a car overheats, it can cause irreparable damage and getting a new engine can be extremely costly. If an engine breaks due to overheating, the oil inside will have overheated and separated. This creates a thick, sticky, black substance that you cannot clean out of the engine. If an engine is overheating there will first of all be steam from where the radiator water is evaporating and then, once all of the water has evaporated, there will be smoke from where the oil inside the engine is burning.
Having these sensors and a cooling system on the car will ensure that this does not happen as you will be able to see any unusual activity on the temperature gage on the dashboard. You should stop your car if it is overheating to prevent any damage before it is too late to save the radiator and engine.