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Chicago, IL
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Stop radiator problems in their tracks with radiator repair services from our ASE-certified technicians.

RADIATOR OVERHEATING & LEAKS

The importance of the radiator and coolant system can’t be overstated. Whether it’s hot or cold outside, coolant keeps your engine running at the right temperature. Your car’s cooling system pumps a mixture of water and antifreeze through the engine to help regulate temperature. A coolant leak or radiator issue can quickly cause your vehicle to overheat.

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COOLANT LEAK SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS

Are you unsure if you’re experiencing an engine coolant leak? Here are the top ways to spot a coolant system leak:

  • After you’ve parked, you notice puddles of lime green, pink, orange, or blue-green fluid under the car. Coolant is dyed to distinguish it from other automotive fluids, making it easier to spot on pavement.
  • Your vehicle is running hot or your car keeps overheating.
  • You notice a sweet smell coming from outside the car after you’ve driven it.
  • Your air conditioning is malfunctioning or blowing warm air.

One of the most common causes of early water pump failure is an accessory belt issue, which will cause whining or squealing noises. If your water pump is failing, Firestone Complete Auto Care has got you covered.

OVERHEATING SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS

Overheating happens when heat isn’t able to escape the engine compartment. Reasons your vehicle is overheating can typically include a cooling system leak, faulty radiatorfan, water pump failure, or a sticking thermostat. You may notice steam coming from under the hood, your temperature gauge showing a red temp or spiking to “H”, or a sweet smell coming from the engine or wafting through your A/C.

If your car overheats visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care today! If topping off a vehicle's coolant doesn't help the overheating issue, it is most likely not a coolant leak. Without the correct repair, your car will continue to overheat, potentially resulting in bigger issues.

HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME FOR RADIATOR REPAIR SERVICES

If you’re experiencing any coolant leaks, overheating, temperature irregularities,or engine steaming, it’s time for a cooling system diagnostic Whether it’s stopping a leak, replacing water pumps or radiator hoses, or doing more complete diagnostics and repairs, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help you get back on the road. Schedulea radiator repair service at Firestone Complete Auto Care today.

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