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Catch coolant leaks before they get out of hand.

Not to bring up engines overheating again, but if yours is, it may be because of a coolant leak.  Other signs include coolant on your garage floor, the smell of antifreeze in the air, or your engine exploding into clouds of white steam in the middle of the freeway.

According to Carcomplaints.com, there have been a lot of issues with leaked coolant, particularly with Nissans.

If you think your engine may be losing its cool faster than normal, here’s how you can check.

Check for Coolant Leaks

As aforementioned, looking for drips on your floor will give you a good idea of if your engine is leaking.

Often, leaks occur around the water pump, radiator, hoses, freeze plugs, heater core, and intake manifold gasket.  Check these areas to see if you can determine where the coolant is leaking.

Once you’ve found it, you should only try to fix the leak yourself if you really know what you’re doing.  This video has some easy coolant leak fixes.  Otherwise, talk to your mechanic.

Be careful with coolant leaks.  After all, fixing them ahead of time and correctly will prevent the possibility of clouds of steam and a non-functioning vehicle on the freeway.

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