Friday, September 27, 2013


What Is It?
The engine cooling system affects your car's overall dependability and engine longevity.  Cooling systems have advanced over the years with new coolant formulations and new radiator designs and materials.  if you suspect a problem with your cooling system, you should check it immediately.

What Does It Do?
The key parts of the cooling system remove heat from the engine and automatic transmission and dissipate heat to the air outside.  The water pump circulates coolant through the engine.  the coolant absorbs heat and returns it to the radiator where heat is dissipated.  the thermostat regulates the coolant temperature to keep it consistent for efficient engine operation.

Typical Wear And Tear
Factors that affect the replacement of cooling system parts include:
*  Driving habits
*  Operating conditions
*  Type of vehicle
*  Type of coolant
*  frequency of regular maintenance such as coolant changes

*  Overheating
*  Sweet smell
*  Leaks
*  repeatedly need to add fluid

Are You Aware?
You should check the condition of the coolant each Spring and Fall to make sure the additives that protect against corrosion still function to make sure the coolant doesn't freeze.  It is recommended that the cooling system be flushed every other year to maintain peak performance.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Check the battery...

This is to make sure all connections are secure and that there is no corrosion, which you should have cleaned off.  Have the battery's fluid level topped off if necessary and applicable.  If your battery is over 4 years old, you should consider replacing it.  If your battery is weak any temperature change will cause it to