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Audi Radiator Leak Repair in Albany, CA

If you notice that your Audi is overheating during normal driving, it’s a sign that something is wrong. Ideally, your vehicle shouldn’t overheat because its cooling system, including the radiator, are designed to handle any heat load the engine might generate. Assuming regular maintenance is done, the most likely cause of overheating is a radiator leak. Signs of Audi radiator leak Here are the common symptoms of a radiator leak that may be helpful: Puddles beneath the vehicle If you notice a puddle under your Audi, you may be dealing with a radiator leak, especially if it is greenish and has a sweet smell. If you can’t tell what color it is, grab a paper towel, napkin or some other material to see how greasy it feels. If you still can’t tell what it is, call for assistance. Low coolant level When there’s a coolant leak, you’d notice a quick drop in your vehicle’s coolant fluid level. Coola ... read more

Symptoms of Water Pump Problems

Symptoms of Water Pump Problems The water pump is an unsung hero of your vehicle. It circulates the coolant throughout the cooling system, including the radiator, and keeps the engine and other components at the correct temperature. Housed under the hood, water pump keeps the engine from overheating. Over time, water pump may start leaking, or may fail. If the water pump fails, it will likely lead to engine overheating, and engine damage, which in the worst case scenario may necessitate engine replacement. At Adams Autowrox Albany we can provide complete cooling system inspection, service and repairs. Signs of Water Pump Trouble:   Rust on the Water Pump If you see physical deterioration of the water pump – rust or grime – it’s likely the water pump needs professional attention. Sometimes grime and rust might occur due to wrong coolant type, or faulty pressure cap. Strange Noises Coming from the Water Pump Area A whining noise coming from under the hood ma ... read more

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