I'm a poor college student and tonight when I got home I noticed steam coming from under the hood. I turned off the car and opened the hood and noticed sweet-smelling steam and a water-coolant mixture coming from a hose that looks like it comes from the engine and goes into the radiator. I am attempting to insert a photo of the part in question.
What do I do about this? Is it safe to put water in the radiator, go to an auto parts store, and do this in my parking lot at my apartment complex? If I take it to a mechanics shop Im sure they'll overcharge me. it doesn't look like a complicated fix but I don't know where to get a new hose or what tools I will need. Does anyone have experience with replacing one of these? What is the part called? I highlighted it in red.
Thanks for your help and recommendations!