Common Cooling System Issues
Probably the most common symptom of a cooling system malfunction is a climbing thermostat reading. If your engine is ‘running hot’, it is highly recommended that the cooling system be inspected for leaks or other issues.
You may also notice antifreeze leaking below your vehicle, or you may be hearing a hissing sound coming from your radiator. These are indications of leaks, and leaking cooling systems are near guaranteed to fail unless the leaks can be corrected fairly quickly. Another factor that may impact how well your cooling system works is the pH balance and level of coolant. A coolant pH that is too basic or too acidic means a flush and refill is in order, and a low coolant level will result in a steadily climbing engine temperature, even when the engine is idling.
To diagnose your cooling system issue, a Thompson Automotive ASE-certified technician will inspect your radiator, thermostat, water pump, antifreeze and all hoses and connections. Once the problem is located, an expert service recommendation will be made. In addition to having professional mechanics on staff, we also perform a high-quality BG Cooling System Flush with every exchange. After all work is performed, the cooling system will be topped off with antifreeze before being pressure tested for optimal functionality.