If there is an issue with a head gasket, you may notice the vehicle starting to overheat. When it is hot outside, you will want to keep an eye on the temperature of your vehicle. If you notice the vehicle overheating quickly, there could be an internal issue. Bring the vehicle in as soon as you notice this. Sometimes the vehicle overheating could be a one time thing. It is important to check this before it does further damage to your vehicle and engine.
The radiator could also be damaged because of the vehicle overheating. Check under the hood to make sure nothing is lose. The belts and hoses will need to be physically inspected so they are in workable condition for your vehicle. Another source of trouble is when a head gasket fails can be from the coolant. A sign of this is when the fluid from one seeps into the other. You may notice that the radiator cap is swelling. This will indicate the head gasket has an issue. The oil may also appear a milky white color. This means the viscosity of the oil is affected, and this will ultimately decrease the engine’s lubrication, and will need to be flushed as soon as possible.
Problems with the vehicle should be addressed immediately when you happen to notice them. Regular maintenance can help prevent severe issues from occurring. If you are not sure how often to have the vehicle inspected, make sure to contact us. There can be several schedules to help keep your vehicle in the best condition. Also always be aware of odd noises or smells from your vehicle. These can be signs of an issue. By having the issue fixed right away, you can save time, money, and stress in the long run.