Q: Q: My car is leaking antifreeze

asked by on

I went too fast over some deep potholes and definitely broke something underneath my car. Then my check coolant warning came on. I thought i was just running low so i put more in and looked under the car and it was basically pouring right out within a couple of minutes all of it was gone. Any ideas on what could've broken? I think i broke a hose but I don't know a lot about cars so I need other opinions.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thank you for writing in. Hoses are generally flexible and can take a decent hit. When you hit a pot hole and send the front of the engine downward, you are more likely to break something that is rigid and solid like the radiator. Check to make sure the hoses did not come off of their seats. The best thing you can do is locate the leak, and then take corrective action from there. If the coolant runs out immediately without the vehicle running, then you need to look at the radiator where the coolant is stored when the car is off. If the car needs to be running to leak a majority of the coolant, you are concerned with the water pump and other components beyond it. For more help locating and resolving the leak, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: My car is leaking antifreeze

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: Q: air suspension

Typically, to protect the air compressor motor from overheating, if there is a leak, after so much "run time" the compressor will be locked out. Obviously, the purpose of that control strategy is to prevent the compressor from being needlessly...

Q: I press the gas pedal but the car isn't getting gas. The engine doesn't rev up.

Good question. I want to go through a few steps with you and hopefully find your problem and save you some time and money. If you find the issue during steps, then ahead and fix that fault and you should...

Q: My car tries to start by then just turns off. 2005 Ford Freestyle

If the fuel pump is good, but is not pumping fuel then it is usually due to an issue with the inertia fuel cut off switch. This is located under the dash. It is designed to cut fuel off to...

Related articles

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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...