Is it Time for Cooling System Repair for your BMW?

 

Shortly after a vehicle is turned on the engine begins to operate at extremely high temperatures. Without the assistance of the cooling system the engine would quite literally melt itself. Liquid cooling systems have been used for more than a century, allowing for them to become highly engineered in their operation. However, without proper cooling system maintenance or due to general wear and tear that many miles can bring, it may begin to have some trouble performing its intended duty. If you experience any of these signs of cooling system trouble be sure to get to your BMW mechanic right away.

Rising Temperature Gauge

Your dashboard has many different gauges and warning lights. One of them is a temperature gauge. If you see that your vehicle is operating hotter than it should be, generally indicated by a red zone on the gauge, pull over and give your car a rest. Then get in touch with your mechanic to see what you should do next.

Smoking Hood

If you ever notice white smoke or steam escaping from under the hood it is probably because your vehicle is overheating. Overheating can lead to major engine damage if you don't give your car a break right away. You'll want a mechanic's help figuring out why this is happening to your car.

Low Coolant Levels

On occasion you should check the fluid levels in your vehicle, including the coolant. If it is found to be low there is likely a leak, or it is being burnt up inside the engine. Both of these are bad, but if it is the latter it will generally be accompanied by the following issue.

White Exhaust Smoke

White puffy exhaust smoke will be produced if your BMW is burning up coolant. If this is happening it means there is an internal leak in the engine that is letting the coolant get into the combustion chamber. Get to your preferred BMW shop right away to prevent further damage.

Visible Coolant Leak

If you spot a bright green, sweet smelling liquid collecting under your car you have just discovered a coolant leak. It may come from the radiator, a cracked hose or a failed water pump. Let your mechanic do the diagnostics so the repair can be made correctly.

To keep your BMW healthy it needs a working cooling system so if you experience any of these troubles do not hesitate to contact your mechanic. If you need expert cooling system or BMW radiator repair in Dallas-Fort Worth head to DFW Bimmer in Euless. We provide full service all BMWs, including factory BMW scheduled maintenance. Give us a call at (817) 440-3697 to request a quote or to schedule an appointment for BMW repair in Dallas or the surrounding area.


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Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ