While driving to work this morning ~10 minute drive. I notice that the engine cooling light was on and the temperature was at the maximum about 2/3 through the drive.
What steps do I take? Is it possible that engine temperature can reach this high in just 10 minutes of light driving or is this just an issue with the temperature sensor itself? I am new to car repair (just bought first car 2 weeks ago) so any advice is welcome.
My current course of action:
Wait for engine to cool
Check coolant level
Turn on engine and check temperature
Touch coolant lines to see if coolant is flowing