I Smell Something Sweet | Wichita Auto Care

I Smell Something Sweet | Wichita Auto Care

Tracy’s Automotive will help you if your car starts leaking antifreeze.

When you got home from biking along the Arkansas River yesterday, you noticed a sweet smell that seemed to be coming from your car. You brushed it off thinking it might be your imagination or that you smelled something a neighbor was baking.

That’s not a good assumption to make. While you might have been smelling chocolate chip cookies, it’s at least equally possible you were smelling antifreeze because your car has sprung a leak. That’s nothing to ignore. As Car & Driver points out, “If your vehicle is leaking antifreeze, the problem needs to be repaired promptly, before it causes much bigger, more costly issues.

“Despite its name, antifreeze does more than just keep your vehicle’s radiator from freezing up in winter. It’s part of your vehicle’s cooling system, which controls the engine’s temperature so that it runs properly and doesn’t overheat.”

The most obvious symptom of an antifreeze leak, aside from the sweet smell, is the appearance of a lime green, orange, pink, or blue-green puddle under your car.  Another indication is a car that runs hot or overheats.

If you see or experience any of these, you need to get your car to a trusted Wichita auto care and auto repair technician as soon as possible.

“The engine’s cooling system is complex and has many parts,” Car & Driver advises. “A coolant leak could be as cheap and simple to repair as tightening a loose clamp on one of the system’s several hoses—something you can do yourself. Or it can be as complicated and expensive to repair as replacing a broken water pump. A major problem like that will require the skills of a technician to diagnose it and a shop full of tools to repair it.”

Don’t know a Wichita auto care specialist you can trust? Call Tracy’s Automotive for personalized, reliable auto care and auto repair. 

While you’re at Tracy’s Automotive, check into our specials, like free road hazard protection on a set of four tires.

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Tracy’s Automotive is a proud dealer for Jasper Engines and Vogue Performance Exhaust systems.

While you’re at Tracy’s Automotive, be sure to sign up for our giveaway of a $150 gift card and a Weber Spirit II E-210 gas grill.  The Weber Spirit II E-210 is a two-burner grill that’s built to fit small spaces, and packed with features such as the powerful GS4 grilling system, iGrill capability, and convenient side tables for placing serving trays.

Once you fall in love with the Spirit II E-210, fill out a form. We’ll be giving away one $150 gift card and one grill at each of our locations in November. No purchase necessary but you must enter at one of our service centers. Stay tuned for more details or ask one of the auto pros when you visit one of our service centers.

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Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.

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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