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5 Signs of Cooling System Failure

The cooling system in your car or truck has an extremely important job. It keeps the engine temperature regulated during operation to prevent it from quite literally melting itself. In most vehicles the cooling system consists of a radiator, fan, a thermostat, water pump and a series of hoses that coolant runs through in order to keep the heat down inside the engine. A faulty cooling system can lead to serious engine trouble, such as a blown head gasket, or worse, complete engine failure, which would require extensive repair. At the first sign of cooling system trouble, which may include the following, be sure to head to your local auto repair shop to have the issue resolved. Rising Temperature Gauge Your dashboard is full of information about your car, including the current temperature of the engine. If this gauge shows that your engine is running hot you'll want to pull over immediately to let your car cool down. Contact a mechanic about what you should do next ... read more

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