A smoking engine is a very noticeable sign that something is wrong with your car, and possibly your engine cooling system. Another common sign that something is wrong with your engine cooling system is a coolant leak. A good way to tell if your car is leaking coolant is to look under your car at the ground for any colored puddles or a trail of drops on the garage floor or driveway. Coolant, or antifreeze, can be red, pink, blue, green, orange or yellow. Antifreeze leaks can occur due to physical damage to your system. Rocks or debris from the road can cause harm to hoses or any other part and cause leaking. Sometimes, hoses can become old and warn out and spring an external coolant leak.
If you are uncertain about the condition or state of your engine cooling system, the car mechanics at 12th Street Auto can take a look for you and diagnose any problems.
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You don’t have to be an expert to know that preventive maintenance is the best way to make sure your vehicle is running properly. Use our interactive vehicle tool to learn about the maintenance and services your NAPA AutoCare Center can provide.