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04/05/2019
There are a number of signs that indicate that your cooling systems has a problem, but if you don't know what they are chances are you'll ignore them. Get to know some of these signs in this post.

Signs That Indicate There Is an Issue in Your Cooling System

Your car will usually let you know when there is an issue in one of its systems one way or another. However, you have to know what signs to keep an eye out for in order to get the problem taken care of promptly. To help you catch the signs that indicate there is an issue in your cooling system, check out these tips from Synthetic Oil Inc.

Illuminated Coolant Light

There is no clearer signs of cooling system issues than an illuminated coolant light in your dashboard. When this light turns on, your car is letting you know that there is an issue that needs to be taken care of in order for your car to continue working at its best. Don't ignore this or any other light that comes on while you're driving. When your coolant light turns on, pull over and check your coolant level. You may just be running low on coolant, putting your car at risk of overheating.

High Temperatures Under the Hood

Things tend to get pretty hot under the hood of your car because there are tons of tiny parts working together to keep your car moving. This heat is normal up to a certain point and should never exceed the normal or ideal operating temperature for your car. If your car is overheating, your temperature gauge will show that temperatures are getting too hot. Don't ignore your temperature gauge and pull over to let things cool down before any damage is done. These higher than normal temperatures can be caused by any number of issues from a broken fan to a blocked radiator, so you're better off getting your car checked by a professional.

Your Car Is Leaking Coolant

Your car needs a certain amount of coolant in order to keep things working at the proper temperature. If your car springs a leak, you'll lose some of this essential fluid, leaving your car at risk for damage. Look out for a puddle of coolant or just drops of it forming under your car. If you do notice a fluid leak, an easy way to know if it's your coolant is by looking at the color of the fluid. Coolant is usually bright green in color, making it easy to identify. To prevent a low level of coolant from affecting your car, take your car into the shop to get checked out by a professional. While checking on your coolant, don't forget to also take a look at your car's motor oil. If it's time for an oil change, be sure it's a synthetic oil change in San Diego. For the best results, use an oil like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil which can keep your engine running more efficiently for longer. To find more products like this, contact Synthetic Oil Inc. at (800) 653-0323. You can also stop by their online shop for a full range of AMSOIL Oil products.

Thick, White Exhaust Smoke

Coolant leaks don't only happen externally. In fact, internal coolant leaks can also lead to serious cooling system trouble. While you won't get a clear sign of a leak like when you have an external leak, there are other ways to know this is happening. For example, an internal coolant leak can cause thick, white smoke to escape from your exhaust pipe. The reason for this is that as the coolant leaks, it will burn in the combustion chamber resulting in smoke that needs to escape.

Constantly Low Level of Coolant

Keeping an eye on your coolant is a must if you want to avoid serious cooling system issues. If you check on your coolant regularly, you'll know how much coolant you should have so noticing a drop in this fluid will be much easier. If you notice a dip in the level of coolant or if you notice that it's consistently running low even though you top it off, you'll catch these issues before they have a chance to cause trouble on the road.

Keep Your Car in Top Shape With a Synthetic Oil Change in San Diego, CA

Keep your engine running at its best with the help of a synthetic oil change in San Diego. Before you opt for a conventional oil, be sure you understand the benefits of using synthetic oil. Contact Synthetic Oil Inc at (800) 653-0323 to learn more.
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