Are you starting to notice green fluids on the ground when you drive away? Or that your temperature gauge has been getting hotter and hotter? Chances are that you’re coming close to the overheating of your car—if it hasn’t happened already—and you will want to make sure you are prepared when it occurs. Continue reading to find out why your car is overheating and what to do once it happens.
Car Overheating Can’t Be Taken Lightly
Car overheating problems can be the result of many different reasons. Perhaps the most prevalent cause stems from inside the cooling system, which is preventing the heat:
Radiator leaks or leaks is your water pump, head gasket, or thermostat housing are often what cause the engine to not cool down efficiently. The good news is that if the leak is minor or if you catch is early enough, a good technician can normally find the leak, cover it with sealant, and get you back on the road. However, if the radiator leak is not the issue, your coolant hose may have dirt clumped up which restricts the flow of liquids through your hoses. If this is the issue you will want to flush the system and refill the coolant tank.
Don’t Ignore Signs of Your Car Overheating
One of the most common reasons car overheating occurs is a radiator leak caused by a crack. If you find green liquid under your vehicle, then you need to have your radiator inspected to identify the area where the radiator leak is present. Take your car to an auto repair shop, and a mechanic can perform a pressure test to determine the source of the leak, and—if the radiator leak isn’t too big—it’s possible to do a radiator repair and patch or replace the broken part. A radiator hose can also be the source of a radiator leak. To keep your radiator (and your car) running smoothly, it is important to replace radiator hoses on a regular basis.
Trust Us to Help When Car Overheating Has Got You Down
In the case of an overheating issue, do not stall in getting it checked out! It’s easy to ignore the issue and hope that it magically gets better, however that is simply not realistic. Additionally, solving the issue could be as simple as sealing up the leak, which will prevent more significant issues later down the road. We have skilled technicians that are trained to service vehicles with overheating problems. Our technicians will properly diagnose precisely what’s faulty in your radiator and give you professional advice on how to move forward with repairs. Give us a call or come visit us today to ensure that your vehicle is not in jeopardy of overheating!