Wayne's Auto Repair
Coolant leaks from an engine indicate a serious problem and are often the cause when a car's engine overheats. A leak can occur anywhere in the cooling system and if not diagnosed and remedied without delay, can lead to expensive repairs.
Cooling System - Radiator Deposits
Cooling system clogs are the result of deposits built up in the radiator or in the engine due to maintenance neglect or use of hard water. This can lead to overheating which may result in serious and costly engine problems.
Cooling System - Stuck Thermostat
The thermostat installed in your car has a crucial task to fulfill—it is the auto part responsible for controlling the amount of water-coolant mixture that is released into your engine system, all depending on whether your engine is running warm, cold or extremely hot. A stuck thermostat means that your engine will not receive the right amount of antifreeze and water each time it’s needed. When this happens, the engine starts to heat up almost immediately, and overheating happens as a result of this.
Water Pump Failure
The water pump shoots coolant (antifreeze) through the car's cooling system. It's driven by a belt and operates only when the engine is running. It is the part that continually pumps water and coolant to your vehicle's engine so that it doesn't overheat. A leak in it or a faulty bearing can cause serious damage to your car's engine.