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.
Indicators of Radiator Issues
When the temperature gauge on your dashboard reads high, or a temperature warning light comes on, you have a cooling system problem that may be caused by a radiator leak. Some radiator leaks are easy to spot, i.e. a hole from road debris, but others not so much, as in the case of a pinhole-size leak. And because leaks can occur in many different parts of the radiator and can be difficult to find, we don’t recommend trying to repair a radiator leak on your own. The proper functioning of your cooling system is vital for your car, and it’s easy to miss the root cause of a leak. Rather, keep an eye out for puddles near your vehicle that could indicate a radiator leak, and if you see anything, fill up your coolant (with the correct coolant), and get to an auto repair shop as soon as possible.
More on Radiator Leaks & Radiator Repair
As previously stated, the most standard cause of car overheating issues derives from the radiator. Radiator leaks, clogs, and radiator fan problems hinder heat from properly fleeing your car. In turn this leads to the engine temperature to increase. If you have any inkling that you may have a radiator issue, get your radiator inspected immediately because getting your radiator repaired or replaced is significantly more cost efficient than repairing or replacing your engine.
Where to Get Your Car Serviced for Overheating Problems
While some of the tips we have listed for you may assist in cooling down your engine, they are only temporary fixes. It is crucial to get the problem fixed as fast as possible to avoid further damage of your vehicle. We will happily inspect your vehicle for radiator problems and get to the root of your overheating problems. It is much more affordable and less complicated to fix the problem with your radiator than it is to repair your transmission or engine. So give us a call immediately if you’re experiencing anything related to radiator leaks or engine overheating and we will fix it!