Overheating: This is never a good thing. Metals have a tendency to change once they have been heated beyond the temperatures intended for their use. There are times when you can get away with it, particularly if the engine hasn’t overheated multiple times in its past, or is “young” in miles. However, if an overheating occurs with over 80k miles on a domestic, or 110k miles on a import engine, the odds of damage increase significantly.
To avoid damage, or a completely ruined engine, bring your car in for the standard (factory recommended) maintenance services. Bring your vehicle into Keep It New Auto Service in Brentwood, CA, for regular inspections, and do what is recommended by the professionals.
I’m not preaching here, i’m just saying - If you’re anything like me, it’s difficult to see people suffer and depleted. But, in this industry, I see it often. Customers come in with problems that were either avoidable, or at one point cheap to repair; yet they waited, and now find themselves in a hole, too deep to climb out of with repair costs exceeding the value of their car. So, for the sake of your wallet and your means of transportation, just take care of your vehicle. Bring it into Keep It New Auto Service, and give yourself a break.