Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: daughter's 09 mini cooper clubman went to a corner store to get oil changed. Talked her into a anti freeze flush and now runs hot

asked by on

Question is above.

My car has 55 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: I would start by checking the coolant level...

I would start by checking the coolant level to be sure it was refilled with the proper amount of coolant. Next check all radiator hoses to be sure none are leaking. Also, check to be sure the coolant fans are coming on as they should.

This can also be caused by a faulty thermostat that may be stuck closed not allowing the coolant to circulate through the motor.

If you end up needing assistance with this, I would recommend having a certified expert, like one from YourMechanic, come to your home to diagnose the overheating issue firsthand for an accurate repair.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: My smart key is working only at a distance of 6 inches even after the Change of battery And Reprogramming by the Suzuki. Why?

Hi there. The transponder in the key has become defective and is not working correctly with the bluetooth technology. I recommend replacing the smart key with a new one from the dealership.

Q: I have a new thermostat, how much should it cost to change it out?

Billing question sent to CS for the cost to replace the thermostat on a 2010 Jeep Liberty V6- 3.7L.

Q: Check Engine Light is on, trouble code P0011&12. I changed the oil and filter. I need to turn off the engine light to see if that problem is solved.

Hello. If the oil level was low or if the wrong oil war previously used then that can cause these codes to come up. Most of the time though, on this engine, it is caused by a failure in the...

Related articles

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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.