Monthly Archives: April 2020

How is your Radiator performing?

How is your Radiator performing?

Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don’t hear much any more about cars overheating. That’s because cooling systems in vehicles have been improved. That does not mean you can’t overheat your engine, though. Without proper maintenance, you could still find yourself on the side of the interstate waiting for a tow truck. When you service your cooling system, we will check the condition of the coolant. It can become corrosive over time, which can damage a radiator — leading to an overheated engine. Changing the coolant periodically is good car care. If your engine overheated, check the radiator for cracks and the radiator hoses for leaks. We’ll also check your water pump. They don’t need to be replaced on a regular basis, but they do need an inspection regularly. They can and do wear out. The water pump is a critical component of your vehicle's cooling system. It pumps the coolant to keep it circulating through the engine. The coolant ... read more

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