How to Tell it's time for Cooling System Repair

How to Tell it's time for Cooling System RepairYour vehicle is made up of numerous parts and systems that work together to safely and reliably transport you to wherever you need to go. One of those systems, which consists of a thermostat, radiator, water pump, belt and a series of hoses, as well as a few other parts, is called the cooling system. It's duty is to ensure that the engine temperature remains properly regulated, thus preventing it from more or less melting itself. If you notice any of the following signs of cooling system failure be sure to visit your local auto repair shop ASAP.

Rising Temperature Gauge

The first thing you may notice if the cooling system is having trouble operating is the dashboard engine temperature gauge rising into the redzone. This is your sign to pull over immediately and let the car cool down before continuing.

Steam Coming from Hood

If you miss the rising gauge you'll likely run into steam pouring out from underneath the hood of your car or truck. This is a sure sign your car is currently overheating. Pull over as soon as it is safe and legal to do so. You may need to contact your mechanic for advice on how to proceed without further damaging your car in its current condition.

Low Coolant Levels

From time to time it is a good idea to check all the fluid levels in your vehicle, including the coolant. If the coolant is found to be low there is a good chance that you will encounter one of the following issues.

White Exhaust Smoke

If the coolant is low and you don't see a visible leak it may be due to coolant being burnt up inside the engine due to an interior leak. If this is the case your vehicle will likely produce white puffy exhaust. Unfortunately this may mean your car needs more serious engine repair to be returned to a health state.

Visible Coolant Leak

If you spot a bright green, sweet smelling liquid dripping from you car you have just discovered a coolant leak. Coolant is extremely poisonous to animals, and is often highly attractive to pets due to its sweet smell. Be sure to clean up any leak and then schedule an appointment with your local auto shop for further diagnostics and repair.

Don't put off cooling system repair, your car's engine relies on it to run properly and not damage itself. For professional cooling system or radiator repair in Boise contact the team at Mr. Mobile Lube. We service all makes and models and we even provide great auto repair services for heavy duty trucks. Give us a call at (208) 228-0054 to schedule superior auto repair in Boise.

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