Top Signs it's Time for Cooling System Repair

Top Signs it's Time for Cooling System RepairAs soon as you turn the key, your vehicle begins heating up to extremely hot temperatures. If your car's cooling system isn't working like it should, then overheating can end up causing significant engine damage. Your cooling system consists of the radiator, fan, and thermostat, as well as other parts. If any aspect of the system fails, you'll want to get it fixed as soon as you can so that you don't end up risking overheating. Here's a look at five signs of a cooling system problem.

Smoke Rising from Under Hood

If you can see smoke billowing out, you'll want to pull over as soon as it is safe to do so, and then will likely need to add coolant/water.

High Reading on Temperature Gauge

Whether your dashboard's temperature gauge shoots up rapidly or has slowly crept into the red zone, it's best to pull off the road and then call up a mechanic who can tell you whether it sounds like your car is safe to operate.

Low Coolant Level

If for some reason your coolant has gotten low, it's a good idea to schedule diagnostics with a reputable shop. An internal coolant leak could result in coolant being burned up within your combustion chamber.

White Exhaust Smoke

This is a sign that the coolant is indeed being burned in the combustion chamber. Any time that exhaust smoke appears to be off-colored, you'll want to get to a shop to have the symptom checked out.

External Coolant Leak

It's prudent to periodically have a look at the ground below where your vehicle is often parked and check for automotive fluid leaks. If you see any puddling of a bright green fluid, then you've got an indication of an external coolant leak.

If you're in need of cooling system repair, be sure to get in touch with a reputable mechanic. For auto repair in Stevens Point East, the experts to contact are at Auto Select at (715) 341-1600. Go ahead and give Auto Select a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your repair or maintenance needs!

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