Car overheating can come from a variety of sources. With engine combustion temperatures reaching 2000° F and higher, there is a lot of heat to deal with. If your engine is running hotter than normal, either shortly after starting or over time, or if you find coolant (commonly referred to as antifreeze) puddled beneath your car, it's probably time to stop by your neighborhood Midas for an inspection.
Without a properly functioning cooling system, heat levels produced by your car’s engine are great enough to damage the components of the engine itself. Aluminum heads can warp. Head gaskets can blow. Engines can fail. And those are all big ticket repairs.
Count on Midas to help keep your car's cooling system operating safely and efficiently and avoid preventable repair expenses. We recommend having coolant replacement performed according to your car’s factory-recommended maintenance schedule. This regular maintenance of your vehicle's radiator and cooling system can help avoid car overheating and costly repair services. And it’ll help keep you off the side of the road.
Stop by your local Midas with any questions or to determine when your vehicle needs this critical service.
Midas was the first automotive aftermarket repair chain to offer written estimates before performing auto repair service. That’s just good business. We were also the first to install clear windows and doors between the waiting area and service area, giving customers a transparent view of the work being performed on their cars. For nearly 60 years Midas has been earning the trust and confidence of car owners across North America. For brakes and brake repair, tires, oil changes, mufflers & exhaust, radiator repair, and all your auto repair needs, you can count on Midas to provide the auto repair service you need, only when you need it. Trust the Midas Touch®.
Whether you need a coolant flush and refill, radiator repair, water pump replacement, or any other engine cooling component service, Midas has you covered.
A properly functioning cooling system, which circulates antifreeze/coolant and dissipates the heat away from the engine, is absolutely necessary to prevent car overheating and destructive engine temperatures.
Your vehicle has five principal components in its cooling system.
A: That’s a good guess. The likely culprit is your cooling system, so stop by your local Midas at your earliest convenience.
A: Absolutely. Your vehicle manufacturer recommends a specific type of coolant, just as they do for oil. Using other types could damage your vehicle.
A: As with most things, always adhere to the radiator flush intervals listed in your owner’s manual.
A: Nope. Your engine-cooling fan is programmed by your engine’s computer and may always run when the A/C is on.
A: Having your cooling system flushed on or before your manufacturer’s schedule is the best way to protect your radiator.
A: It’s most likely due to steam in your cabin, which most of the time is caused by the heater core. The heater core is a small radiator in the dash that makes the heat you feel inside your car.
A: Nope. In fact, your engine works harder to keep cool when the car’s A/C is on.
A: Your coolant fluid level is under your hood and looks a lot like your washer fluid tank. Look for the “fill” line, and if your levels are below that line, it’s time for a refill. Come by your local Midas store, and we’ll make sure all of your fluid levels are up to snuff.
Note: Each Midas franchise location is independently owned and operated.