Knowing about your radiator and coolant system is a necessity when you own an automobile. You should be able to locate the coolant reservoir and also be capable of topping off the coolant when it looks low.

What Parts Fail When a Car Overheats?

Here are a few parts that are known to fail and leave your vehicle with an overheating problem:

  • Radiator
  • Coolant hoses
  • Thermostat
  • Temp sensor
  • Radiator cap

Remember that the coolant system is a pressurized system, so if you leave the radiator cap off you are going to end up with coolant everywhere inside your engine.

How to Identify a Coolant Leak

If you notice that your coolant reservoir is low then you will want to locate coolant leaking out onto the ground or look for a green or orange fluid coming from the engine. Bring it to Skyline Mitsubishi in Thornton, CO and we'll be happy to help.

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