5 Signs Of A Failing Cooling System

The cooling system in your car is one of the most important components. It circulates coolant from the radiator through the engine to keep temperatures stable and safe. Without a good cooling system, your engine will not function properly, resulting in major engine damage.

It's important to understand some of the common warning signs of cooling system failure before it gets too serious. A Plus Automotive has put together a short list of common signs that your cooling system is beginning to fail.


1. Check Engine Light

You might see the temperature warning light, the check engine light, or another warning light related to your cooling system. When these lights illuminate, it's time to get your vehicle inspected. If the check engine light is illuminated and you experience any of the symptoms listed below, the cooling system is almost certainly to blame.

2. Overheating

As the name implies, the cooling system cools the engine so it can work properly. If it overheats, it can result in the welding of parts, leaks, broken components, and malfunctions in other connected systems. You can keep an eye on the engine's temperature using the oil temperature gauge.


3. Low Fluid Level

Are you constantly refilling fluids in your car's cooling system? If the answer is yes, you might have a leak somewhere along the system. It can also be caused by evaporation when the engine is running too hot.


4. Engine Not Starting

A telltale sign of a bad cooling system is the engine not starting. This can be caused by sensors that send out information to the onboard computer - resulting in the car not starting to prevent damage. Have it checked out; it could be caused by a couple of other factors.


5. Air Conditioning Problems

Your cooling system is connected to the heaters in the air conditioning. If the main component of the heating system doesn't receive heat transferred from the engine, you can experience cold air or slow warming up.


Cooling System Repairs At A Plus Automotive!

A Plus Automotive is one of the best repair shops in the state when it comes to cooling system repairs and inspections. If you notice any of the symptoms above, you are welcome at our shop in Kelowna, BC.

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