Your car is over heating and you dont know why. as soon as my car gets hot my gas light comes on and dont know why either whats wrong with my car?

Cars & Vehicles

over heat could be several reason

radiator chokeup, less coolant, and also could be your compression leakage through cylinder head gasket

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