Car Overheating,Overheated Engine Repair Salt Lake City:GT Automotive

An overheated engine can spell trouble on the road for you, which is why knowing the causes of a car overheating can be most valuable. Tim at GT Automotive explains the various causes of engine overheating, and how you can anticipate possible car overheating, as well as avoid expensive bills from overheated engine repairs.

What Causes a Car Engine To Overheat?

1. Low Coolant Level, or No Coolant at all.

2. Coolant Leaks From:

  • Leaking radiator hose or hoses;
  • Leaking Radiator;
  • Leaking or faulty water pump;
  • Faulty Radiator Cap.

3. Air Blockage To Radiator.

4. Broken, Torn, or Faulty Head Gasket.

5. Faulty Electric Fans or Fan Motors.

6. Faulty Thermostat.

Any of the above causes will begin a rise in your instrument panel temperature gauge. Tim suggests you pull over and get professional assistance if your temperature gauge rises to 2/3 or above the meter. Getting one of the above repairs done will cost you less than major engine damage from operating an overheated car or truck.

For regular maintenance, Tim also suggests replacing your anti-freeze or coolant every 30,000 miles (for standard green color anti-freeze), and every 60,000 miles for extended high mileage anti-freeze (red, orange, pink, dark green, purple, or yellow colored coolant).

Since issues with your car’s overheating could be from a number of causes, call us at 801.302.0912. We will inspect, diagnose and fix your car or truck to help keep your engine from overheating, and operating at peak performance-even when the Utah weather is hot! GT Automotive has ASE certified technicians for car ac repairs for all make and model vehicles. We can inspect your car during our Express Oil change, and help keep your vehicle operating safely in all seasons. Call us today, 801-302-0912, about auto engine repairs and service in Salt Lake City.

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Subaru and Honda Factory Recalls: Subaru Repair Salt Lake City,Honda Repair Salt Lake City

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2014 Subaru and Honda Factory Recalls

There are two Subaru and Honda  factory recalls so far this month that are noteworthy:

As an update to the record setting June 2014 recall of 31,400,000 vehicles due to air bag deployment issues, Subaru announced this past Monday, July 7, that owners of an additional 8,557 Subaru vehicles would be notified of possible Subaru air bag inflator problems.

The Subaru models added to the list are 2003-2004 Legacy, Outback, Baja, Impreza and WRX cars.

Here is the official announcement, as re-posted from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Adminsitration):

“Subaru of America, Inc. is conducting a recall of certain model year 2003-2004 Legacy, Outback, and Baja vehicles as well as certain 2004 Impreza (including WRX/STI) vehicles, equipped with Takata-brand front passenger air bag inflators. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

CONSEQUENCE: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflators in all affected vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru’s number for this recall is WQL-48.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or go to”

On June 20, 2014, the NHTSA issued this recall notification for over 14,000 selected Honda car models, for headlight smoking and burning problems (as posted on the NHTSA website):

“American Honda Motor Co., Inc (Honda) is recalling certain model year:
  • 2013 Acura ILX vehicles manufactured January 16, 2012 to March 1, 2013;
  • ILX Hybrid vehicles manufactured January 12, 2012 to February 7, 2013;
  • Certain model year 2014 ILX vehicles manufactured May 2, 2013, to May 31, 2014, an;
  • ILX Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 18, 2013 to February 19, 2014.
Excessive heat temperatures around the headlight bulb and reflector unit may diminish the output of the headlight and cause smoke,melting, and fire.”

Since 1980, GT Automotive and our ASE certified and factory trained Honda and Subaru technicians have been serving Honda and Subaru car owners in the Salt Lake Valley for all their vehicle repair needs. Call us today, 801-302-0912, about auto repair in Salt Lake City for your Subaru, Honda or Acura.

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Auto Repair Salt Lake City, Auto Repair Sandy: Air Bag Recalls-31 Million In June


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Airbag Recalls: 31.4 Million car owners notified in June 2014

It seems as if air bag related recalls span a number of makes, models and years of vehicles. The NHTSA listed 7 manufacturer recalls of possible defective air bag related issues. A record 31,400,00 plus cars and vehicles were notified in June alone (an all time record) of possible air bag related failures.

In worst case scenarios, airbags can explode and send metal shrapnel flying in a crash-an accident on top of an accident.

As re-posted from the national Highway Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), here are the numerous car model air bag recall notices:

Since hot and humid weather is being attributed to the outbreak of air bag misfortunes, our Utah summers and the muggy conditions in the South are suspect environments for these recalls.

Since 1980, GT Automotive and our ASE certified and factory trained technicians have been serving Toyota, Honda, Lexus, Subaru, Nissan, Chrysler, Ford, GM-virtually all Asian, European, and domestic made car model owners in the Salt Lake Valley, for all their vehicle repair needs. Call us today, 801-302-0912, about servicing and repairing your car in Salt Lake City.