How to Tell If You Have an Antifreeze Leak
If you’re anything like us, then you grew up hearing your dad tell you to check your car’s antifreeze levels. But the man was right. Because of his helpful tips and advice, we knew what to do when a car was leaking antifreeze. Follow these tips so you know what to do if this happens to you from us at Rosen Hyundai!
What is antifreeze?
First and foremost, antifreeze is crucial to your vehicle’s performance. When you notice leaks or off levels, it is vital to address it as soon as possible. Ethylene glycol, otherwise known as antifreeze, is extremely toxic to humans and pets alike, so keep them both away.
You might have an antifreeze leak if you…
Antifreeze smells sweets and appears in puddles on the concrete, ranging in color from lime green, orange, blue, and pink. Another sign that you are low on it is if the engine starts running and is hot right away. If this occurs, pull over and turn the vehicle off so it can cool down for a bit.
Is it safe to drive with an antifreeze leak?
If your vehicle has an antifreeze leak, you should get it fixed as soon as possible. Your vehicle uses antifreeze to help cool down, so you don’t want to run the risk of the engine overworking. It is easier to fix a vehicle’s antifreeze leak than it is to replace the engine, so don’t hesitate to fix this issue quickly.