Common Signs of Cooling System Trouble

Common Signs of Cooling System Trouble


As soon as you fire up your engine, its temperature begins a quick ascent. But as long as your cooling system is working properly, your vehicle will be able to keep the heat in check. But if any aspect of your cooling system is faulty, then there's a heightened risk of serious engine trouble arising due to overheating, with a cracked block being one major concern. If you suspect that your cooling system is malfunctioning, you'll want to bring the issue to a mechanic's attention. At Desertmotive, our local mechanics are experts at diagnosing and repairing cooling system problems. To ensure that your car is able to handle the heat, come and see us at the first sign of trouble.

Symptoms of a Cooling System Problem

A high reading on the dashboard temp gauge is a sign that something isn't right. If your temp gauge climbs into the red zone, it'll be best to pull over when it's safe to do so. Then you can call up the shop and describe the situation and get advice on whether your car should be driven any further---of if perhaps it'll be safer to tow it. Another familiar sign of overheating is that there's smoke rising up from under your hood. In such a scenario, there's a good chance that you'll need to add coolant/water. You'll just want to be sure you've waited for your engine to cool down before you open up the cap.

Coolant leaks are common sources of cooling system problems. If your coolant level has become concerningly low, then you might be dealing with an internal coolant leak. White exhaust smoke is also an indication that coolant is leaking internally. The smoke turns this color because coolant is burning up within the combustion chamber. With this issue, you may have a blown head gasket on your hands.

External coolant leaks are also problematic. It's a good idea to occasionally scan over the pavement where you regularly park your car and see if there are any signs of leaking automotive fluids. When coolant pools up on the ground, it can often be identified by its bright color. Commonly, coolant is green, but yours may be another color such as pink, orange, or yellow.

Cooling System Repair in Scottsdale

When you need auto repair in Scottsdale, contact Desertmotive at (480) 443-2600. At our local auto shop, we can expertly address any of your vehicle's repair or maintenance needs. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment!


Desertmotive Blog
Posted: July 27, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ