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How to Safely Dispose of Antifreeze
Antifreeze, or engine coolant, can be toxic to humans and animals. Know what to do with your car’s old, tainted, or spilled antifreeze.
What is Engine Coolant or Antifreeze?
A A combustion engine works by burning a mixture of fuel and oxygen at temperatures over 200 degrees. Complete this process more than 2,000 times per minute, and you’ll understand how an engine can develop a lot of heat, and...
What Causes a Car to Overheat?
Several problems can make your car overheat. A leaky cooling system, blocked radiator, bad thermostat, or failed water pump are common causes.
How to Check the 5 Essential Fluids in Your Car
Checking your oil and adding engine coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and windshield washer fluid are essential for maintaining your car.
5 Essential Things to Know About the Defrosting System in Your Car
When When you are driving in the colder months of the year, one of the most important systems in your vehicle is your defroster. When you turn on the defroster, it clears the windows, which can help to increase your...
How a Car's Heating System Works
The The sun sets, and the air has a chill. You pause to flip your jacket collar up, and you walk briskly to your car door and slide into the driver's seat. Once you start your car, it’s only moments...
How a Car's Heating System Works
The The sun sets, and the air has a chill. You pause to flip your jacket collar up, and you walk briskly to your car door and slide into the driver's seat. Once you start your car, it’s only moments...
How Often Do I Need to Refill the Windshield Washer Fluid?
Your Your windshield gets dirty. It also gets frosty, dusty, and icy. Since it is an immediate concern to clear any obstruction from your view, it is important to be able to wash your windshield right away. Every vehicle...
How a Car's Cooling System Works
Have Have you ever considered the thousands of times explosions occur in your engine? If you're like most people, that thought never enters your mind. Every time a spark plug fires, the fuel and air mixture in that cylinder blows...
How a Car's Cooling System Works
Have Have you ever considered the thousands of times explosions occur in your engine? If you're like most people, that thought never enters your mind. Every time a spark plug fires, the fuel and air mixture in that cylinder blows...
At What Temperature Does Windshield Washer Fluid Freeze?
The The role of cleaning your windshield falls on your windshield washer and wiper system. When your windshield is dirty, you spray windshield washer fluid onto the glass and turn on the wipers to clear the dirty fluid from your...

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Smoke coming from under the hood.
Engine coolant has a very distinct smell when it burns, a sweet candy like smell. If your coolant levels in the radiator aren't dropping, a leak can be ruled out. If the level is low, that means you are either leaking,...
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Replace water pump
Hello. If your vehicle is leaking antifreeze, especially at the water pump, then I would stop driving the vehicle and get it repaired as soon as possible. An engine leaking at the water pump is likely to overheat quickly, which...
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overheating
You seem to be indicating there is a leak, possibly a coolant leak. If so, the leak point(s) in the cooling system should be identified in a leak diagnostic and thence repaired. If perhaps the leak relates to the water...
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My coolant reservoir is empty and coolant is splattered over my engine
Driving a car with "zero" coolant will destroy the engine within minutes. Even after a coolant leak, though, you have some coolant in the engine and water can sometimes be added to enable one to drive a "short" distance as...
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Car wont start - 2001 Nissan Sentra
Hello there, a variety of faults will cause your 2001 Nissan Sentra to overheat, be low on coolant, and now have starting trouble. The first problem is the vehicle being low on coolant, either there is a leak in the...
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Car leaking antifreeze
Hi. I suggest you have an expert, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect the coolant leak and repair it. Coolant leaks can lead to overheating, which can cause catastrophic engine damage. I'd recommend getting this fixed ASAP.
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Car leaking antifreeze
It is possible that the leak is coming from a hose; depending on which hose or water outlet the hose is connected to, this could be a relatively simple repair. However, the cooling system should be pressure-tested to verify the...
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Battery not staying charged
Hello. The battery is basically a storage device that requires constant charging from the alternator. I would have your alternator tested. If the alternator is not the problem, I would check for a parasitic draw. This happens when something in...
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Antifreeze leak
Coolant leaks will only get worse over time. Generally, when coolant is leaking there will be a white residue at/or near the leak source. The best way to locate a leak that may not have an obvious source is performing...
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Antifreeze leak
There are three components most common to be the source of your failure, according to other owners: the radiator, water pump or the coolant recovery bottle. I recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your entire cooling...
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Antifreeze is leaking
The best thing to do is to have your cooling system checked to find the cause of the broken tube. The system may have other issues that would need addressed at the same time. That being the case, I recommend...
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Whats antifeeze better in bmw e61, g11 or g12?
Antifreeze for the vehicle needs to be safe for aluminum radiators or you will have problems of corrosion and metal damage if it is not safe for use in the aluminium radiator cores and heater cores. When you purchase the...
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What kind of oil should I use, being that I have a lot of miles on it
You should only use 5w20w motor oil and Toyota long life antifreeze in this car. Just because the engine has high miles you should not change any of the recommended fluids for the vehicle.
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i put in coolant about a week ago it was low so i went to add more and noticed that it was pink and not the same color
Hello. There are also some Universal coolants which change color to match any coolant. However your coolant would change color if it's blended with the wrong coolant type. I believe what happened is the coolant which came in your vehicle...
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Washer fluid in coolant
Hello. Just a little washer fluid in your coolant system should not have any harmful effects, but it will be a good idea to flush the coolant system to keep the coolant in optimum condition and it is a great...
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Leaking coolant onto belt
It sounds like you have a leak accompanied by overheating. From what you have described though, it is unclear if the overheating is being caused by the coolant leak (low coolant can cause overheating) or the two are just simply...
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My temperature gauge goes to hot fast and white smoke starts rolling out from under the hood
Based on your description it sounds like your engine is overheating. Be sure not to drive the car if it is overheating because overheating can warp the cylinder head and/or engine block causing costly damage. The most common causes of...
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The cooling mood on my 2007 chevy cobalt came on out of nowhere. I had a guy pour antifreeze in and it was okay until yesterday.
Hi there. Check the coolant level to see if there is any coolant in the radiator. If there is no coolant in the radiator, then fill up the radiator with water and perform a pressure test. Check to see where...
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Coolant spraying everywhere under hood near engine block.
Hi there. If you're having a large amount of coolant spraying under the left side of the engine of your Honda Accord, it's most likely caused by a ruptured coolant line; possibly a bypass hose or the heater core hose....
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I poured antifreeze in my car and it's still blowing out cold air when I turn the heater on
Hello. There are a couple of things to check here. When the antifreeze was added, was the cooling system thoroughly bled (with the heater turned to "Max" heat and fan? There could be air bubbles in the engine or heater...

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