Auto Maintenance in Corona, CA

Must-Know Signs of Cooling System Trouble

Right after you start your engine, its temperature begins ascending. As the heat continues to mount, it's crucial that your cooling system is able to keep it in check. If any part of your cooling system isn't working properly, then your engine could become prone to overheating, which could then cause major damage such as a cracked block. When you first suspect cooling system trouble, you'll want to bring it to a mechanic's attention. At Harvey's Autotech, our local mechanics are experts at identifying and fixing cooling system issues. Don't hesitate to give us a call if you notice any of the following signs of cooling system trouble.

Warning Signs of Cooling System Failure

As a dashboard temperature gauge climbs into the red zone, it's best to cease driving. This is a sign that something is awry with your cooling system. Instead of risking overheating, it's a good idea to call up the shop and explain any symptoms that you're noticing. Then you can get advice on whether it seems okay to drive your vehicle, or if it'll be better to play it safe and have a tow truck bring your car to the shop.

Another symptom that means you should safely pull over is when steam starts billowing out from beneath your hood, which can occur if coolant reaches its boiling point. If you need to check/add coolant, it's important that you let your engine cool before doing so. If you open the cap to add coolant before the engine cools, then you may get sprayed with scorching hot fluid.

In many cases, overheating occurs due to leaks within the cooling system. If your coolant level has gotten really low, then there may be a leak present. With externally leaking coolant, you may notice bright green fluid on the pavement where your car's been parked, though your coolant could be another color such as pink or yellow. An internal coolant leak could lead to white exhaust smoke, which is a symptom of a blown head gasket.

Cooling System Repair in Corona, CA

When you need auto repair in Corona, CA, contact Harvey's Autotech at (951) 432-5373. At our local auto shop, we can expertly complete any of your vehicle's repair or maintenance needs. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!


Harvey's Autotech Blog
Posted: August 30, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ