Signs Your Radiator Needs Repair

mobile car repairs walloonHow do you tell if your radiator needs a car mechanic for repair? Actually, the gauge on your dashboard will give you a high reading with the temperature warning light turning on which will indicate that the cooling system has some problems. This could indicate that the radiator or other components have a problem.

Before calling a mechanic, you can check first if the coolant is the one leaking. While the engine is cool, check the coolant level in the radiator. If there is only too little coolant coming in the cooling system, this could cause overheating.

Check your radiator if you are losing coolant as it may have a leak which you could probably spot. Check the radiator from every angle and see if there is also a puddle underneath. Also, rust and holes from road debris can cause the coolant to leak. Even if your radiator is made from aluminium and won’t rust, but this can also corrode and create leaks as well.

Other telltale signs that you may need a mechanic to fix your radiator is when you can’t see coolant dripping or seeping from the antifreeze, which is mostly coloured green, yellow, or pinkish-red with a sweet smell. Check the radiator for any discolouration, tracks and rust.

If the radiator looks alright and you still can’t find the leak, visit a mechanic since there may be several possibilities for leaks that you may not be seeing such as the hoses from the radiator, water pump, thermostat, heater core, and so on.

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