How do I Know if My BMW's Cooling System Needs a Repair?

The cooling system in your BMW is vital to protecting your vehicle's engine and ensuring a long lifespan. The job of the cooling system is to regulate the temperature of the engine and prevent it from overheating. It also helps to protect against metal to metal contact, which can be damaging. 

With a system so important to the health of your engine, keeping it in good condition at all times is vital. If you do suspect a problem with your vehicle's cooling system or a coolant leak, it is important to have it addressed and repaired as quickly as possible. 

Here are some of the signs that can indicate your BMW needs a cooling system repair: 

  • Engine is overheating
  • Steam coming from under the hood
  • Low coolant levels
  • Coolant leak
  • Decreased fuel efficiency
  • High reading on temperature gauge 
  • White exhaust smoke

Being familiar with the warning signs of a cooling system issue can save you hundreds on repairs. Engine trouble is never fun to deal with and can be extensive if the issue progresses over time. The sooner we get your cooling system repaired, the better off your car (and your wallet) will be!

There are many different components within the cooling system, include hoses, the radiator, the water pump, thermostat, and more. At our BMW repair shop, we provide a full inspection of your vehicle's cooling system when you suspect an issue and identify the culprit of your issues. A typical problem is a BMW radiator replacement, which will also usually include replacing the water pump. 

If you need a BMW automotive mechanic, we invite you into 26th Street Auto Center today! 

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