What are the signs of cooling system trouble?


What are the signs of cooling system trouble?The moment you turn on your car, its engine temperature begins to skyrocket, which is where a healthy cooling system steps in to keep things running safely and smoothly. If there's a problem with any component of the cooling system, it's important to promptly get to the shop so that the issue can hopefully be nipped in the bud. Here's a look at five signs of a cooling system problem.

Smoking from Under the Hood

If you see smoke billowing up from under the hood, you'll want to pull over as soon as it's safe to so and then will probably want to add coolant/water.

High Reading on Temperature Gauge

When a temp gauge suddenly skyrockets, or slowly makes its way into the red zone, it'll be best to turn off your car and call up a mechanic who can help you assess the situation and determine whether or not your car is safely operable.

Low Coolant

If for some reason your coolant level has gotten low, then it's a good idea to have a mechanic take a look and figure out what's causing this to happen. When coolant leaks internally, it can subsequently become burned up in the combustion chamber.

White Exhaust Smoke

Whenever exhaust smoke appears to be the wrong color, it's a good idea to investigate further. White exhaust smoke could mean that coolant is leaking internally.

External Coolant Leak

It's good practice to periodically gaze over the ground below where you often park and check for coolant leaks. If you see an accumulation of a bright green fluid, then there's reason to suspect an external coolant leak.

If you're in need of auto repair, be sure to get in touch with a AAA-approved shop. For cooling system repair in Green Bay East, the experts to contact are at Auto Select at (920) 465-3790. Feel free to give Auto Select a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your auto repair or maintenance needs!


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