Some view what’s underneath the hood as foreign territory, but a little knowledge can alleviate this apprehension. The basic act of looking on the ground of your regular parking space is one way to check for cooling system leaks in your Oldsmobile Alero. Inspecting your vehicle for leaks is necessary and can save you money and headaches in the future.
Check for Cooling System Leaks
Open the hood, grab a flashlight and check the entire radiator for leaks. Look for any discoloration, fresh leaks or corrosion, which are sure signs of leakage. Inspect the underside of the radiator, as rocks and road debris can damage it during normal operation.
Inspect the water pump and gasket seal for any signs of leakage. The water pump is between the radiator and the engine.