If your cars starts to overheat, it’s critical that you stop driving and let the engine cool as soon as you can safely pull over. But you can’t do that unless you are aware that you have an overheated engine. Watch for these clear signs that your car is overheating.

Dashboard Warnings

Your car’s dashboard has a temperature gauge indicating the temperature of the coolant in your engine. Typically, one end of the gauge is marked “C” for cold and the other end is marked “H” for hot. The needle on your temperature gauge will move toward the “H” if the engine is starting to overheat. There is also a warning light on your car’s dashboard that lights up when the car is overheating. This light usually resembles a thermometer.