Auto Cooling System Repair
TROUBLESHOOTING AND PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
PROTECTING YOUR ENGINE FROM DAMAGING HEAT
A properly functioning cooling system is quintessential to protect your engine and transmission from dangerous heat build-up, which could destroy some or all of these expensive powertrain components. At the heart of the cooling system is one or more pumps which circulate antifreeze, or engine coolant, through passageways surrounding the engine. The coolant draws heat away from heavy rotating internal components, and lets the heat dissipate to atmosphere by means of the radiator. Without a properly functioning cooling system, the engine or transmission can overheat and destroy itself.
Coolant system problems, such as a leaking radiator or leaking water pump, must be fixed immediately in order to extend the life of the engine and transmission. A point of confusion; the coolant is also commonly referred to as “anti-freeze.” This name is given because the mixture of water and ethylene glycol reduces the freezing point to well below zero Fahrenheit. The exact freeze point is determined by the percentage of water in the mix. The coolant also acts as a rust inhibitor for the internal passages of the cooling system, and periodic coolant changes preserve the integrity of the cooling system.
MODERN COOLING SYSTEMS
More modern cooling systems are utilizing an electric auxiliary water pump, and some even use an electric primary water pump. Engineers are constantly working toward efficiency and must meet strict governmental requirements for fuel economy. Frequently, coolant circulation isn’t necessary until a certain temperature is reached. This ability to control coolant flow reduces drag on the engine.
OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS CAN REPAIR, MAINTAIN AND SERVICE YOUR COOLING SYSTEM
Common components which can fail in a coolant system are the pump(s), flanges, hoses, pipe o-rings, the radiator, and the dreaded cylinder head gasket. No matter what the problem with your cooling system, our team of experts is equipped to service, maintain, and repair whatever problem arises. Call or come in today for all your cooling system needs!
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