5 Symptoms of a Failed Cooling System


5 Symptoms of a Failed Cooling SystemSoon after you fire up your vehicle the engine begins to operate at extremely hot temperatures. If it were not for the cooling system, which includes the radiator, the engine would actually melt itself from within. This can still occur if your car's cooling system fails. For this reason, it is very important to pay attention to any signs of cooling system or radiator problems. There are a few telltale signs of trouble that will likely occur should something be amiss with this system. If you run into any of these troubles, please get in touch with your local auto repair shop as soon as possible to schedule radiator or cooling system repair.

Rising temperature gauge

Your car's dash is equipped with many instruments to inform you about the performance of your car. One of those is the engine temp gauge. If you ever see this gauge rising higher than normal be sure to pull over right away to avoid overheating.

Steaming hood

Another sign of cooling system trouble is if white steam pours out from under the hood. If this occurs be sure to pull over as soon as it is safe and legal to do so. At this point your car's engine is very hot and needs a break.

Low coolant level

On occasion be sure to check the coolant level of your car when the engine is cold. If it's found to be low you will want to top it off. However, there may be a leak, either internally or externally. If it is an internal coolant leak you'll notice the next issue as well.

White smoke

White clouds of exhaust smoke are a pretty clear indicator that coolant is being burnt up in the combustion chamber of the motor. Take your car to an professional auto repair shop that can identify the location of the leak and give you the best options for cooling system service.

Visible coolant leak

An obvious sign of cooling system trouble is a visible coolant leak. Coolant, AKA antifreeze, is often a bright green color that smells very sweet. Should you find this dripping from your vehicle make sure to clean the spill very thoroughly, as this liquid is very attractive to animals, including pets, yet very hazardous to ingest.

For expert cooling system or radiator repair in Everett contact ONB Automotive Repair. Our superior auto repair team will have you back on the road in no time. At the first sign of car trouble gives us a call at (425) 317-9618 to request superior auto repair in Everett or the surrounding communities.


O.N.B. Automotive Blog

Written and Published By MORBiZ



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