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David & Robin Huff
Fayetteville, NC
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03/11/2020
Detecting a cooling system issue in your car doesn't have to be hard even if you don't know much about it. Learn more about some of the telltale signs of trouble in this post.

Does Your Car Have a Cooling System Issue?

As your engine works hard to keep your car moving, the work it performs can lead to tons of friction and heat under the hood. While this is normal, there are times when this heat can get out of control. Whether it's due to a problem with your coolant, your radiator, or any other part of your cooling system, you're better off detecting these types of issues early on. To learn about some of the most common signs of an issue, check out this useful information from Huff Oil Group.

Coolant Temperature Warning Light

If your coolant temperature warning light turns on in your dashboard, your car is letting you know that there is an issue that needs to be looked at. This is one of the most obvious and clear signs of a cooling system issue, so don't ignore it!  You may simply be running low on coolant, making it dangerous for you to continue driving. If this is the case, pull over and top off your coolant. Of course, it helps if you have some extra coolant in your trunk just in case.

Temperatures Are Higher

Another easy way to detect a cooling system issue is by keeping an eye on your car's temperature gauge. Your car's temperature will start low, but as you drive around it will increase until it reaches its ideal operating temperature. However, if the temperature continues to increase beyond this, you will run into some trouble. If things start to get too hot under the hood, you will be at serious risk of overheating. If you're not sure why this is happening to your car, the reasons can vary. It may be caused by something as simple as low coolant or even something more serious like a blocked radiator or a broken fan. No matter what's causing it, pull over before you cause any damage to your engine.

Low Coolant Level

Running low on coolant can cause your engine to heat up faster, leading to an overheating situation. To prevent this from turning into an issue while you're on the road, make it a habit to check on your coolant level regularly. If you notice that your coolant is constantly running low or that you have to top it off constantly, this may indicate you have a leak. Before this turns into a more serious problem for your engine, get it checked out by your mechanic. To keep your engine running cool, be sure to give it synthetic oil changes at regular intervals using a quality oil like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil. You can find even more of the best AMSOIL Oil products by contacting Huff Oil Group at (978) 259-5463Be sure to stop by their online shop where you can browse their full range of products.

Leaking Coolant

Leaking coolant is never something that should be ignored. To spot a leak, check under your car for pooling bright green liquid. In some cases, you may have a small leak which won't produce a pool but rather some small drips or dots of coolant under your car. Since the color of coolant is so bright, it's hard to mistake for another fluid. If you do notice a leak, check on your coolant level. You don't want to drive your car if your level of coolant is too low. If you don't have enough coolant in the reservoir, top it off before making your way to your mechanic.

White Exhaust Smoke

Not all coolant leaks will be visible since they can also happen internally. When this is the case, there will be no coolant pooling under your car. You may notice that your coolant is disappearing quickly, but an even more obvious sign of this is thick, white smoke coming out of your exhaust pipe. This is caused by your coolant leaking internally and burning in the combustion chamber. Before this damages your car, take your car into the shop for some help.

Protect Your Engine With a Synthetic Oil Change in Fayetteville

Keep your engine running smoothly with the help of a synthetic oil change in Fayetteville. To find a great oil for your engine, contact Huff Oil Group at (978) 259-5463. Their oil experts will be happy to give you the personalized service you need to keep your car in great shape!
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