Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My car is overheating.

asked by on

Think I have a bad radiator ir cooking leak. Need it troubleshooted.

My car has 160000 miles.

Hi there. A low coolant level is a sure path to an overheating car and a leak anywhere in the cooling system can cause this. Yes, the radiator could be leaking and this may seem obvious, but is there a weak hose clamp or hose leaking coolant onto the radiator? Are there any other potential leaks in the system that we have not seen? A pressure test of the system by a qualified technician will ensure that you have the answers to those questions and possibly a few others. Your Mechanic has several available technicians that can assist you with a coolant is leaking inspection.

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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My car is overheating.

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: Replaced the fuel injectors and car won't turn over.

Hi there. I totally understand your frustration, as for the life of me, I can't understand why somebody would bypass the fuel filter. However, it is quite possible that the two issues are not related. If a car won't start,...

Q: No dash lights, wont start or turn over, interior lights and stereo work

My first suggestion is to disconnect the battery and take a closer look at the area which you saw the smoke coming out of the dash. This will give you a good clue of which fuse may be going bad....

Q: Stereo system wiring

Hi! If the reflector is broken it would be best to have a technician inspect it to see exactly which part is broken. Usually a broken tail light will have to be replaced but at times they can be repaired....

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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
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.