Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car overheating and leaking coolant

asked by on

My car keeps overheating and leaking coolant.

A: Cooling system leaks will lead to a loss of...

Cooling system leaks will lead to a loss of coolant, and possibly coolant circulation problems. The cooling system should never be serviced when the engine is hot, or if the system is pressurized, or serious injury can occur. The cooling system should be pressure tested to locate the leak. Once the leak is repaired, the system will need to be pressure tested again to ensure that the leak has been repaired, and no other leaks are present. You may want to enlist the help of a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will have the equipment and training to locate the source of the leak and the ability to fill, and bleed the cooling system.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Chattering noise

A stethoscope and a visual inspection is in order to narrow down the source of the noise. The noise may sound like it is coming from one place, but may be traveling through the engine block. A diagnostic inspection of...

Q: My car shows the check engine light, the computer showed code P0455, and it shakes and vibrates at stops and during acceleration.

First, remove and reinstall the gas cap, clear the code P0455, and drive the vehicle for a few days and see if the code comes back. If the code comes back on, then either the gas cap needs replaced...

Q: Car blows cold air

Hi There, You may have a clogged heater core that may be prohibiting the outer linings of the heater core to get hot. As you know, the heater core is a series of tubes that the coolant runs through that...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...