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I believe either the a.c. hose or the radiator hose broke. Can i safely drive it to a nearest car shop or should i tow it?

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If you broke a radiator hose, you will have antifreeze leaking (greenish fluid) If that's what you see, do not drive it except to get it safely off the road. You can either identify the leaking hose and replace it right where it stands or have it towed to a local shop. An A/C hose will emit an invisible gas and sometimes some light oil. You can generally drive it like that but don't turn on the a/c.

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If the a/c hose is broken, there would be a oily film in the engine compartment. If a coolant line or radiator hose is broken, you would have alot of fluid on the ground under the car [couple of gallons. First , remove the radiator cap and see if you have coolant there. Also start the car and if fluid starts comming out then the car will not be good to drive and should be towed.The car engine will be safe to run for 30 seconds before damage occurs, if coolant comes out. But not safe to drive. Let me know if that helps

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