6 Symptoms of Cooling System Trouble

6 Symptoms of Cooling System Trouble

The moment you start your car, its engine temperature begins to ascend rapidly. As long as your cooling system is in healthy condition, the measures will be in place to keep the heat in check. But if any part of your cooling system is faulty, then you could be at risk of overheating, which could result in serious engine trouble. Here's a look at six signs that you need cooling system repair.


If smoke starts emerging from beneath your hood, then you'll want to get off the road and will probably need to add coolant/water.

High Reading on Temp Gauge

In the event that your temperature gauge suddenly skyrockets, or has slowly crept up into the red zone, you'll want to get off the road when it's safe to do so and then call up a mechanic who can help you determine if the vehicle is safely operable.

Decreasing Gas Mileage

Maximum fuel-efficiency is attained within a particular range of temperature. If the temperature exceeds this range, then you could see a drop in MPGs.

Low Coolant

If for some reason your coolant level is sharply dropping, then you'll want to have a mechanic perform an inspection to figure out what the underlying issue is. When coolant leaks internally, it can then become burned up within the combustion chamber.

White Exhaust Smoke

Anytime that exhaust smoke appears to be off-color, it's a good idea to try to identify the cause of this. White exhaust smoke is an indication that coolant is burning up in your combustion chamber.

External Coolant Leak

Every once in a while, you'll want to scan over the pavement where your vehicle is regularly parked and check for evidence of automotive fluid leaks. Coolant is often identifiable by its bright green color, though it might be another color like pink or yellow.

If you need auto repair, be sure to get in touch with a reputable mechanic. For cooling system repair in Charlotte, NC, contact the experts at Southend Auto Exchange at (704) 703-7912. Southend Auto Exchange also offers used vehicle sales in Charlotte. Feel free to give Southend Auto Exchange a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your repair or maintenance needs!

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Posted: April 11, 2020

Written and Published By MORBiZ