Radiator & Cooling
Car-X Tire & Auto recommends changing your antifreeze every 2 years, or every 24,000 miles, or according to your owner’s manual. This service is often called a flush and fill. During this procedure, your Car-X Man will also check your hoses and radiator for leaks and cracks and repair any that need to be replaced.
Your Car-X Man will:
- Check your hoses and radiator for leaks and cracks
- Inspect your cooling fan and thermostat
- Ensure your fan belt is in tact
- Repair any replace necessary parts
Understanding your radiator and cooling system…
Your cooling system plays an important role in your vehicle’s performance. Left alone, an engine would become extremely hot, overheat and even begin to melt. The cooling system helps keep your engine cool and running.
Antifreeze is actually half antifreeze/half water, and it does more than just keep things from freezing. It has anti-freeze, anti-boil and anti-corrosive properties. It flows through your radiator and engine and helps keep everything working at the right temperature.
A cooling fan circulates air through the radiator so that it can release engine heat into the surrounding air. The fans can be mechanical or electric, if the cooling fan malfunctions, your engine can quickly overheat.
A pressure cap is sometimes called the radiator cap. It may be on the radiator, or on the coolant reservoir.
The coolant reservoir indicates the level of coolant in the system.
The thermostat is a valve that regulates the flow of coolant based on coolant temperature. A poorly performing thermostat can result in overheating, engine knocking, poor fuel economy, and more.
Ready to heat things up? Or maybe even cool things down?
Make an appointment with your Car-X Man today.
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