Cooling System Repair

Your vehicle's cooling system consists of a cooling fan, water pump, thermostat, radiator, heater core, heater valve and other miscellaneous parts that collaborate to dissipate excess heat from a vehicle’s engine to prevent overheating. When your engine reaches maximum operating temperatures, your vehicle's thermostat opens releasing antifreeze from the engine to the radiator sparking a circulatory flow to absorb excess heat. The antifreeze doubles to keep other engine fluids from boiling or freezing. Once antifreeze flows through the engine, it cycles back to the radiator where excess heat is expelled through the radiator. The antifreeze is cooled by the cooling fan and is recycled back into the engine to dissipate more heat.

 

A few possible signs your vehicle's cooling system needs maintenance or repair:

  • Steam rising from under the hood from an overheating engine
  • Squeaky belts
  • Leaking fluids
  • Degraded hoses or coolant

Cooling System Flush & Fill

Through the process of combustion, immense amounts of heat are produced within your engine's compartment. Overheating may result in major damage leading to costly repairs. Antifreeze works to keep engine temperatures within an acceptable tolerance to maximize the efficiency of your vehicle. Antifreeze is capable of withstanding low temperatures without freezing and high temperatures without boiling. A secondary function of antifreeze is to prevent corrosion and lubricates engine components to help keep moving parts performing properly. A cooling system flush and fill is vital to maximize performance of your vehicle.

Cooling System Pressure Test

Internal combustion engines convert fuel into heat energy and become hot in short amounts of time. Your vehicle's cooling system reduces internal engine temperatures and reduces the chance of overheating by dissipating excess heat from the engine compartment. Cooling systems rely on antifreeze to control the internal temperature for passengers. The ethylene glycol-water mixture improves the boiling and freezing points of antifreeze and effectively controls vehicle engine temperatures. Antifreeze also also helps prevent corrosion by lubricating engine parts. Leaks should be checked immediately to decrease additional potential damage to your vehicle. Routine pressure checks ensure there are no leaks that are not visible to the naked eye.

Radiator Replacement

The radiator is an essential piece to keeping your vehicle's engine cool as an overheated engine can be disastrous. Your vehicle's radiator is located at the front of the engine compartment and is built with narrow channels that allow for proper airflow. Liquid coolant gets pumped through a sequence of hoses to the engine where the liquid absorbs heat from the engine. After the coolant passes through the engine, it makes its way to the radiator where air passes through cooling the coolant where it begins the cycle all over again. Radiators that fail pressure test, have leaks from rust or other damage need replaced to keep your cooling system in good working condition.

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