Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Radiator leak

asked by on

My Tahoe is leaking coolant not sure if its hose or radiator is it ok to drive if I keep water in it and my belt is squeaking

My car has 247000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

It is not recommended to drive the vehicle with a major coolant leak. You should have the cooling system pressure tested by a mechanic like one from YourMechanic that can come to you and test and find the coolant leak for you. If you continue to drive with the coolant leak it is possible to overheat the engine and cause more damages. Once the mechanic finds the leak then the mechanic can repair as needed. Book an [appointment today.](https://www.yourmechanic.com/book/

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: Water Pump Issue

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 1993 Mazda Miata. You need to remove the water pump belt and see if the alternator or water pump is seized since both are turned by the same belt. If the water...

Q: Car sputters and dies

Hello. It will first be necessary to find out why the Check Engine Light is on. This could be the reason your car is stalling. It is also possible that the is a problem with the fuel system, as this...

Q: Cooling

You may just have a cap that is leaking pressure. Coolant systems are designed to work under pressure, and if the coolant overflow bottle is leaking or the cap is not holding pressure, then it will release coolant. The most...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...
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...