On this “First Day of Winter” we wanted to address Cooling Systems.
The cooling systems in today’s vehicles have to work harder than ever before. Reduction in size, hotter engines and chemical reactions (created by aluminum and steel combinations in the engines) combine to break down the coolants ability to protect your car’s engine. Manufacturers recommend flushing the cooling system and replacing the coolant every two years. (Except for those cars using longer life coolant).
In addition the thermostat should also be replaced when performing repairs to the cooling system. Today’s engines need to run at specific temperatures. The stress on the thermostat causes many of them to fail causing the engine to run cooler than designed. This leads to numerous problems including reduced fuel mileage.
If you are concerned with your cooling system, please give us a call for an appointment and we will be happy to check your cooling system out.
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