Express Car Care Tech Question: I was driving down the freeway in my car and smoke started coming out from under the hood. I pulled over and called my husband. I had to be towed to my Denver mechanic. He said my car had overheated. What can I do to prevent that in the future?
Express Car Care Answer: It sounds like you had a rough experience. Unfortunately overheating is the most common engine failure for Denver motorist. It’s also one of the easiest to prevent.
The basic idea is this: you need to keep enough coolant/antifreeze flowing through your vehicle’s engine to keep it cool. Problems come for Denver drivers when they develop leaks in their systems – like in the radiator or a hose – and the coolant leaks out. Sometimes the coolant gets so contaminated that it blocks up the radiator so the coolant can’t get through. If that happens enough you’ll end up broken down on the side of the road.
Your owner’s manual recommends a schedule for coolant replacement. That’s because your coolant actually becomes corrosive over time and starts to eat away at the cooling system, causing leaks or blockages. New coolant stops that process.
Ask your helpful Express Car Care technician about inspecting your vehicle’s cooling system for leaks, spongy hoses and other damage. If it’s time to replace your coolant, hoses or other cooling system parts, have it done right away at Express Car Care in Denver. Prevention is the key.