A cooling system that is clogged or low on fluid can cause serious damage to the engine and other components. Get into the habit of checking the fluid level regularly, and have the fluid changed or flushed when recommended.
Coolant is depleted of buffering ingredients and becomes extremely corrosive, literally eating holes in cooling system components. By-products of corrosion damage, as well as rust and scale, clog the passageways that conduct the water through the radiator and choke off the flow. This may result in an overheated engine that may be damaged beyond repair.
Please call Haigood Automotive in Waco, right away if:
- There is yellow, green, pink or orange-colored stains that are lighter and thinner than oil under your vehicle as this the result of coolant leak.
- You smell a burning metallic odor, usually accompanied by an antifreeze/coolant odor, as this is a sign of your vehicle overheating.