Cooling System Service – What It Entails
Your vehicle needs more attention than you may realize. Not giving it the proper attention or neglecting it, and it’s systems, or more specifically it’s cooling system could result in serious, and sometimes fatal events, like overheating, which is one of the major causes of trouble with your engine. All vehicles, cars and trucks alike, require some kind of scheduled maintenance for the cooling system to make sure that it is properly running, and also able to regulate the engine’s temperature. Vehicles are very complex, with many different parts inside of them that make the whole system run. There are also parts within those parts, the cooling system is an example of that, the cooling system in your vehicle has many parts, some of the cooling system parts, include the radiator, water pump, thermostat, and hoses. Now what really happens within your cooling system? Well, within the system there is a mixture of coolant, which is more commonly known as antifreeze, this ensures that water flows constantly, the constant flow of water is what actually helps your vehicle lower the motor’s temperature. It is vital that you don’t skip your cooling system service, because your vehicle’s engine is very likely to suffer. So what does your cooling system service consist of?
The very first step in conducting our cooling system service is draining any old coolant/water mixture. This is extremely important for your vehicle because after many miles of use it can become filled with particles and debris that could be potentially damaging to both the system, and the engine. With that being said, attempting to simply drain the fluid yourself from the radiator can cause as much as 60 percent of the old fluid being trapped. Our highly experienced auto service technicians use special methods during this service to be completely sure that all of the original fluid is properly removed.
If your vehicles mileage is high, a technician might suggest that your vehicles thermostat be replaced. The reason for this suggestion is because an older thermostat is more likely to fail, which can also have an outcome of your vehicle overheating.
Our highly experienced auto service technicians who are conducting the cooling system service will complete a very thorough inspection of all of the cooling systems parts to properly identify any potential troubles before they even arise. If we detect any kind of problem or possible problem we will inform the owner of the vehicle of these problems and suggest, as well as, perform repairs.
Once we install any of the needed replacement parts, then we will refill the system with the proper antifreeze/water mixture, which means you can safely get back on the road without having to worry about overheating or failure.
When does my car cooling system need service?
Well, all cars are different, and problems can arise at any time. Which means, if you are worried about your cooling system or your vehicle is exhibiting signs that something is wrong, take it in to the shop. However, usually your cooling system should be checked yearly.
What is included in the cooling system service?
- The pressure conditions and coolant volume are checked.
- The radiator cap is checked to ensure it functions and fits correctly.
- Radiator hoses are checked to ensure they are not worn, cracked or disintegrating.
- Engine belts are checked.
Are there environmental concerns with having my cooling system serviced?
Agape Auto Service services cooling systems in an environmentally- friendly way. We empty out the existing coolant and properly and safely dispose of it. We then proceed to service the cooling system with a conditioner. After that we properly refill the system with new anti-freeze and coolant system sealer when recommended. The last step of our service is to remove all air pockets, which will cause the cooling fans to function properly and efficiently in a very timely manner. We do this all while using top quality products.
Agape Auto Service prides ourselves on having the most qualified technicians to work on your vehicle while also using the top quality equipment and products. Agape Auto Services uses BG Products to protect you, your family, and your vehicle. If you’re experiencing any issues with your cooling system or would just like a routine inspection of your vehicle to prevent any issues, give us a call today or click here to make an appointment.