Why is My Radiator Leaking?

“Why is my radiator leaking” is what you may ask your mechanic.Your vehicle’s radiator may leak suddenly, leaving you and your vehicle stranded on the side of the road. Do not drive your car after it overheats. Your radiator takes a beating every day, as antifreeze circulates through the engine, the generated heat dissipates, allowing the engine to run at extremely high revolutions for long periods. 

Needless to say, there’s a lot of heat output. The Cooling System must be in top shape to handle it. If your vehicle overheats many parts of your car can be damaged including the engine, gaskets, thermostat, and other parts of the cooling system. The radiator could be damaged too. The leading and most common cause is corrosion in the radiator. Radiators, hoses, and hose connections collect sediment and rust that over time can punch holes in the radiator.

 In a few instances, weak coolant can be the cause of overheating. Your coolant could be considered weak if the proper amount of water is not mixed into the coolant concentrate.Keeping up with your car’s manufactured vehicle maintenance by performing an inspection of the fluid and a cooling system, you can prevent those major auto repairs.Poor regular maintenance can also hurt the radiator, if serviced by a “mechanic near me”, this should not be a problem. 

For example, overfilling the radiator can cause leaks from increased water pressure. A bad thermostat or a heater core can also create excessive heat and pressure on the radiator. No matter what the cause is or how it happens, having your vehicle overheat is a very scary and serious situation. If you are ever in doubt about what you should do if your vehicle overheats just remember to pull over immediately and shut the vehicle off, if you continue driving while the vehicle is overheated you can cause catastrophic failures.


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