My Car Has Sprung a Leak | Wichita Auto Care

My Car Has Sprung a Leak | Wichita Auto Care

When your car’s cooling system has a leak, see the Wichita auto care experts at Tracy’s Automotive to help you with that.

You were going home from The Nutcracker the other night when your high temperature warning light on your dashboard lit up. You did the right thing by immediately pulling off to the side of the road and calling for a tow to take your car to see the Wichita auto care pros at Tracy’s Automotive.

Now you’re wondering if there was any way to avoid having such a breakdown again.

Well, yes, preventive care goes a long way to prevent any sort of breakdown including in your car’s cooling system. So does driver attention especially when it comes to leaks. And a leak is one of the likeliest causes of your overheating problem.

Some signs of a radiator, or cooling system, leak include puddles of fluid on the ground under the car. But that fluid could come from several places in the car. If you’re trying to narrow it down to the cooling system, says, “You can easily check the coolant level in your see-through overflow tank. If it’s empty or low, the next step should be to check the coolant level in the radiator, but that should be done only when the engine is cool. Having too little coolant in the car’s cooling system can cause engine overheating and/or make your cabin heater blow cold air.” adds, “Once you know you’re losing coolant, the radiator is a good place to start. Some radiator leaks will be easy to spot — such as a puddle underneath the radiator — but others not so much. It’s best to check the radiator from every angle, not just from above, and pay particular attention to seams and the bottom. …

“If the radiator appears to be OK, the cooling system offers several possibilities for leaks, including the hoses from the radiator to the engine, the radiator cap, water pump, engine block, thermostat, reservoir tank, heater core (a small radiator that circulates hot coolant into the dashboard for passenger-compartment heating) and others. A blown gasket between the cylinder head and engine block is another possibility, allowing coolant inside the combustion chambers — a problem that must be addressed immediately by a mechanic. “

If everything appears fine, or if you don’t feel comfortable checking the system yourself, it’s time to see the Wichita auto care specialists at Tracy’s Automotive. Tracy’s Wichita auto care technicians can find and repair the problem for you.

Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.

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