There aren’t many things more anxiety-inducing than driving along and suddenly noticing your temperature gauge is creeping up, hotter and hotter. You might say to yourself:
• “Oh no! Why is my car overheating?”
• “Do I have a radiator leak?”
• “Do I need a radiator repair?”
• “Should I try to make it to an auto repair shop, or pull over and have my car towed?”
As experienced mechanics, we can tell you a car overheating problem isn’t something to ignore, as you could seriously damage your engine. Here’s more advice on looking out for radiator issues, like a radiator leak, and reasons you may need a radiator repair. </p>
Car Overheating Can’t Be Taken Lightly
Car overheating problems can be the result of many different reasons. Perhaps the most prevalent cause stems from inside the cooling system, which is preventing the heat:
Radiator leaks or leaks is your water pump, head gasket, or thermostat housing are often what cause the engine to not cool down efficiently. The good news is that if the leak is minor or if you catch is early enough, a good technician can normally find the leak, cover it with sealant, and get you back on the road. However, if the radiator leak is not the issue, your coolant hose may have dirt clumped up which restricts the flow of liquids through your hoses. If this is the issue you will want to flush the system and refill the coolant tank.
Radiator Problems Requiring Radiator Repair
One of the most common reasons car overheating occurs is a radiator leak caused by a crack. If you find green liquid under your vehicle, then you need to have your radiator inspected to identify the area where the radiator leak is present. Take your car to an auto repair shop, and a mechanic can perform a pressure test to determine the source of the leak, and—if the radiator leak isn’t too big—it’s possible to do a radiator repair and patch or replace the broken part. A radiator hose can also be the source of a radiator leak. To keep your radiator (and your car) running smoothly, it is important to replace radiator hoses on a regular basis.
Trust Us to Help When Car Overheating Has Got You Down
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!