In order to get the most out of your Jaguar it’s important that you keep everything inside and outside properly serviced. This includes the vehicle’s coolant, which is typically responsible for keeping the engine from overheating and ensuring that everything is performing to the high standard set by Jaguar. A coolant leak is a typical issue that can plague your car and cause all sorts of problems throughout your Jaguar if left unattended so it’s important to seek out the help of a Jaguar mechanic as soon as you begin to notice a potential leak. If your Jaguar is leaking coolant then these are just some of the most common repairs that your car may need.
Identify the Source of the Leak
Coolant (often also referred to as antifreeze) is typically brightly colored and easy to identify compared to other liquids or fluids. To find the type of fluid leaking from your vehicle put a piece of cardboard under your car in the area you believe the leak is in and then check the cardboard to determine the color and if it is indeed a coolant leak.
Replace a Damaged Hose
Once you’ve determined that there is a leak it’s important to find where the leak is coming from. Check all of the hoses and clamps to see if one is damaged, as that is a very common cause for coolant leaks. Fortunately replacement hoses and clamps are far more affordable than repairing other damages and problems that can cause coolant leaks and should take less time as well.
Blown Head Gasket
If you’re having difficulties finding the source of a coolant leak then there’s a good chance it’s a more severe problem that is causing the leak. A blown head gasket can lead to devastating issues for your Jaguar if you don’t address the problem right away. A blown head gasket can lead to oil and coolant mixing and can also cause a complete loss of compression in your vehicle’s engine. If your car is overheating constantly or you see froth when you check your car’s dipstick then there’s a strong chance that coolant has leaked into your engine oil and that something is wrong with the head gasket.
Over time the radiator itself can crack and become damaged which will definitely result in a coolant leak. Whether it’s over time and wear and tear or the result of an accident, if you think that a coolant leak is caused by a damaged radiator make sure you have it checked by a Jaguar expert immediately. Replacing the radiator is one of the most expensive maintenance items you can do for your car so you’ll want to be sure that is the issue.
Radiator Cap Seal
Far less expensive then replacing the entire radiator, the radiator cap can become damaged or worn out which will lead to a less than perfect fit. If this happens then the cap won’t be able to maintain pressure or keep the fluid in so you may see slight leaks as a result.
The water pump in your Jaguar is vital to helping coolant flow through your engine. When the water pump seal wears out over time it can lead to a coolant leak. This issue needs to be taken care of immediately because if left unattended you can encounter numerous other issues such as engine overheating and damages.
Your Jaguar Experts
If your Jaguar is experiencing a coolant leak or you think a component may be in need of repair then call the experts at Master Mechanics today. Our ASE certified mechanics have been helping Jaguar owners for decades and we know all of the signs and symptoms to look for when it comes to coolant leaks. We use the latest available tools and equipment to diagnose and repair the issue before your Jaguar is stuck with long-term damages and problems.
If you are in the Kalamazoo area and would like to schedule an appointment with one of our expert mechanics or with any further questions about our Jaguar services and repairs please contact or visit the experts at Master Mechanics today.