I’ve only been driving a couple of years – but my vocabulary of car maintenance and things that could go wrong is ever growing. Sadly not through education or reading but actual problems! Just a few days ago, while we were driving off to buy my wife’s laptop, we encountered another car trouble. A commuter pointed at the bottom front of my car – at first I thought there was a problem with the bumper, but when I stopped the car to check, I saw a lot of coolant dripping from under the car and flowing on the street! I immediately parked the car at a nearby gas station and checked on what is going on.
After asking around and looking at the drip, I realized that there is a problem with either the radiator or the lower radiator hose. So what I did was I replaced the water of the car – enough so we could make it home. Conditions got better when I noticed that the drip was not that bad when the Aircon is turned off. So we still made it home and was able to buy the laptop. Then I had it checked by a specialist and they figured it was the lower radiator hose that is causing the leak. I looked for parts in nearby auto supply stores and online sites like polaris sportsman parts. Finally I was able to get the part I needed and the problem was promptly solved. Thank God!