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Hi! I took my car a few days ago to Jiffy Lube and they said I needed my antifreeze drained (was brown) so I had it done. Now my car temperature light went on almost to the top on my way home! What should I do next bring it to a Chrysler Dealer? I drove just a short while to get home! Should I have it towed in..check the fluids...me or my husband are not too mechanically inclined I am afraid! Thanks!

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Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Hi Deb, Don

Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Deb, I would contact the Jiffy lube and tell them about the problem. They are responsible for the work they do. You may need to have the vehicle towed back in to them or have it taken to the dealership. Either way they should pay for the tow and the repairs. It is not advisable for you to drive the vehicle if you fear that it may overheat since this can cause damage to the engine. There could be more than one reason that this is happening, and while you could check the coolant level, this is not your job...you paid to have the work done. Adding a 50/50 mixture of coolant to the reservoir may help, but if they didn't get the air out of the system then you may still have the overheating problem. Be firm with Jiffy Lube and speak to a manager. This problem needs to be addressed immediately and let them know that if you have to take it to a dealership you will be submitting the bill to them. They should offer to fix the problem. Good luck. Lori Johnson New at Askpatty: Ask Patty is announcing CarBlabber. It's car reviews for women by women like you! What does your car mean to you? Do you love or hate your car? Is your car a fashion statement or a pile of junk? We want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly about your car. Ask Patty is offering a lineup of amazing products as prizes to CarBlabber members (and signing up is totally free!). All you have to do is create a profile, review a car and add a photo to your review! Sign up at www.askpatty.com/carblabber http://askpatty.typepad.com/ask_patty_/2007/08/blab-about-your.html

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