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You may require a coolant leak repair if you see green, orange, or pink fluid leaking beneath your vehicle. If you notice the smell of antifreeze within the vehicle, it may be leaking inside the cabin. How can you be sure antifreeze is leaking? And, how can you tell if the leak is coming from the radiator, a heater hose, heater core, water pump or head gasket?
A coolant leak can cause serious problems with your engine. You may see a rise in the temperature gauge in summer time and if there is a coolant leak during winter it could freeze the engine. A coolant leak should be repaired as soon as detected to avoid costly engine rebuild or replacement. If you think your antifreeze is leaking, have it inspected. It may be an easy quick fix.
Checking For a Radiator Coolant Leak
Detecting a coolant leak in the radiator, hose, or heater core is the first step in repairing it. Then, by replacing the correct part or repairng the leak and topping up the antifreeze, it can protect your engines heating, cooling and radiator.
So what should you do if you suspect your car, truck or SUV has a coolant leak?
A few simple things you can do from your driveway to quickly check for a coolant leak is to check the antifreeze level within the reservoir and radiator:
Check your radiator coolant level - If you suspect an antifreeze leak, the first diagnosis is checking the radiator coolant level. When checking coolant, the engine should be stone cold. Remove the radiator cap and check that the antifreeze level is topped up. The coolant should be bright green, orange or pink. Dark green coolant or dirty antifreeze should be flushed. If it needs topping up, add antifreeze until the coolant level reaches the top and visit us to pressure test for a leak.
Check underneath your car for coolant fluid spots - Another simple diagnosis of leaking antifreeze is checking the ground for coolant spots beneath the vehicle. If you notice antifreeze fluid spots, check your coolant level all ensure all oil levels are topped up.
Check the antifreeze reservoir - Most vehicles coolant reservoir is sitting near the radiator with hoses attached. A visual inspection to check if the antifreeze level in the reservoir is between the low and high level marks can be done without removing the cap.
Check the radiator and radiator hoses - An old radiator that needs a recore or replacement will leak fluid from the radiator tubes. A small pinhole in the radiator or corrosion can also cause coolant to leak. The upper and lower radiator hose clamps or hose itself may be cracked or have a hole. If coolant is leaking it could be a simple tightening of hose clamps or a radiator hose replacement.
Check the heater core - Your vehicles heater core is underneath the interior dashboard. If coolant is leaking from the heater core, you may notice antifreeze inside the vehicle flooring or mats. Leaking coolant on the interior may also be accompanied by a sweet antifreeze and possibly fogging of the windshield.
Keep an eye on the temperature gauge - Another way to spot a coolant leak is by watching your temperature gauge. A vehicles temperature fluctuation is normal but usually remains constant. Any noticeable change in temperature is usually a sign that there’s a problem with the cooling system or a potential shortage of engine coolant.
If a quick inspection determines low coolant or an antifreeze leak, the next step is to determine the extent of repair to fix the leak.
Spotting the source of a coolant leak can be difficult to pinpoint. Our local mechanics will identify the spot and inform you of the problem.
We will also perform a pressure test to see if and where a coolant leak presents itself.
Following our diagnostics, we will advise you on our findings with the best solution for a fix.
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Our coolant leak repair mechanics possess comprehensive knowledge and expertise in service and repair for a wide range of vehicle makes and models.
Depend on us to provide dealership standard coolant leak repair service adhering to the recommended maintenance intervals prescribed by the respective automakers.
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