Question for the Dakota Ridge Auto Techs:
I was driving down 470, headed home to Littleton and smoke started coming out of my car. I pulled over and called for a tow to a mechanic. Turns out my car had overheated. What can I do to prevent this from happening in the future?
Answer Regarding the Cooling System:
Breakdowns are a tough experience. Unfortunately, overheating is the most common engine failure when it comes to vehicles here in Littleton and across Colorado. It’s also one of the easiest to prevent.
The basic idea is this: you need to keep enough coolant/antifreeze flowing through your vehicle engine to keep it cool. Problems come for Littleton drivers when they develop leaks in their cooling system – like in the radiator or a hose – and the coolant leaks out.
Other times, coolant gets so contaminated that it blocks up the radiator so the liquid can’t get through. Enough of that and you end up broken down on the side of the road.
In your owner’s manual, you’ll find a recommended schedule for coolant replacement. The timing that’s provided must be followed because your coolant actually becomes corrosive over time and starts to eat away at the cooling system, causing leaks or blockages.
Adhering to the coolant replacement schedule stops that process from damaging your car and causing a breakdown on the side of the road.
Ask your friendly and knowledgeable professionals at Dakota Ridge Auto in Littleton about inspecting your vehicle cooling system for leaks, spongy hoses and other damage. If it’s time to replace the coolant, hoses or other system parts, we can take care of it right away. Remember, prevention is the key!
Give us a call today to schedule your appointment.
At Dakota Ridge Auto, we install quality NAPA replacement parts.