5 Signs it's Time for Cooling System or Radiator Repair


5 Signs it's Time for Cooling System or Radiator RepairWithout the cooling system your car's engine would quickly overheat and more or less melt itself. Thankfully engineers in the early automobile world realized this and developed a system that keeps the engine temperature regulated in order to prevent it from doing just that. However, modern cooling systems, which consist of a radiator, fan, water pump, thermostat and a series of hoses, are not invincible. If you run into any of the following issues of cooling system trouble be sure to head to your mechanic ASAP to prevent overheating and major engine damage.

Rising Temperature Gauge

One of the first things you may notice if the cooling system is having a problem doing its job is the dashboard temperature gauge rising into the hot zone. If this occurs don't hesitate to pull over as soon as possible to ensure your car can cool off.

White Smoke coming from the Hood

Steam or smoke coming from under the hood is never a good sign. This likely means your car is currently overheating and as soon as it is safe and legal to do so be sure to pull over to give your car a break and then give your mechanic a call to see what to do next.

Low Coolant Levels

Occasionally you should check the fluids in your vehicle, including the coolant levels, but only do so when the engine is cold so you don't burn yourself! If it is found that the coolant levels are low it likely indicates a leak. If the leak is causing coolant to be burnt up inside the engine you will experience the next problem as well.

White Exhaust Smoke

Burning coolant will cause your vehicle to produce puffy white clouds of exhaust. This is a sign that you could need more extensive engine repair. Don't hesitate to get to a mechanic to ensure the trouble is minimized.

Coolant Leak

Finally, if you ever find a bright green, sweet smelling liquid collecting under your vehicle it means you have a coolant leak. This fluid is very attractive to animals, yet highly poisonous, so be sure to thoroughly clean up any spill and then get your car to a mechanic right away!

At Freeport Automotive we can complete complex strong>cooling system and radiator repair in Sacramento for all makes and models. If your car is giving you any signs of trouble don't hesitate to reach out to us for superior auto repair! Give us call at (916) 389-2405 to request an appointment for top notch auto repair in Sacramento today.

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Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ