What Does Leaking Coolant Mean?

Answer Coolant, also called antifreeze, is the fluid in your car that absorbs engine heat and transfers it to the radiator. Leaking coolant means that coolant is seeping out of the cooling system into oth... Read More »

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What does low coolant mean?

When the low coolant light appears on your car’s dashboard, it means the coolant level in the overflow bottle is too low. Add a quart or two of coolant to the bottle, not the radiator, to solve t... Read More »

Radiator Coolant Is Leaking in the Oil?

Coolant is a mixture of antifreeze and water that is used to cool a vehicle's engine. The coolant runs through hoses and channels inside the engine and should not mix into the oil.

What Does a Coolant Sensor Light Mean?

Most newer vehicles are equipped with a coolant level sensor. This sensor measures the amount of coolant in the vehicle and alerts the driver, via a light, if the level drops below a certain amount... Read More »

How to Troubleshoot an Intake Gasket Leaking Coolant?

The intake manifold gasket helps keep coolant and oil from leaking out of the engine or seeping into the engine's combustion chamber and oil passageways. When these gaskets fail, coolant is allow t... Read More »