Take Care of Your Car’s Cooling System Problems Early
Your car’s coolant and heating system is very important in making sure your vehicle runs smoothly. If you think you’ve been experiencing an issue then there are a couple of different steps you can take to see where the problem is coming from and what you can do to repair or service it.
One of the first signs you will notice is a hotter engine or overheating. Any time there is a problem with your cooling system the car engine will get hotter than it should and that could escalate into more severe problems.
Overheating can be caused by a number of different things. One of the common problems is lack of radiator fluid.
Tip: Checking your radiator and other coolant levels often is a good practice. This can help you spot problems early and can prevent expensive repairs.
There are three major causes in engine overheating:
- Lack of coolant – often created by a leak in the radiator. Symptoms are usually the same in case to case.
- Lack of circulation – caused by a closed thermostat, plugged radiator or bad waterpump. A clear indication is if the car drives fine on the highway but overheats in the city.
- The engine consumes the coolant – a bad gasket head or a broken engine block can caused this. Water in the oil is one of many symptoms to look for.
Once the problem has been identified it is time for the service or repair. Remember that you should flush your car’s cooling system AFTER the repair. Not as the repair. This is also a really good time to flush your cooling system right before summer. It’s also recommended to flush it once a year.
If you don’t feel like you can repair or service the car yourself then bring it in to 2J’s Automotive and let the professionals take care of it for you. They will give it a free diagnostic test, $80 value, and find out what exactly needs to be done to get your car in the best possible condition it can be in.
Give us a call at 817-232-9866 if you have any questions concerning your heating and coolant system or if you want to make an appointment.