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A failure of your car’s cooling system can be a big inconvenience, especially in the middle of a hot summer. If your car’s cooling system hasn’t been serviced recently or isn’t operating properly, you need help from an auto repair technician you can trust to do the job right. For cooling system service in Brook Park, OH, call Auto Repair Technology Inc.
Proper cooling system maintenance is an essential part of keeping your car running smoothly. Regular maintenance should involve replacing the antifreeze that circulates through your vehicle’s engine. This prevents corrosion and helps your car maintain an optimal engine temperature regardless of outside temperatures. At Auto Repair Technology Inc, we make it easy and affordable to keep your car’s cooling system operating smoothly and effectively. Our technicians are some of the best in the business, and we strive to meet or exceed our customers expectations at every turn.
Your radiator protects your engine and air conditioning condenser from overheating. It also plays an important role with the computer controlled system. An engine temperature sensor actually tells the computer what the engine temperature is so the computer can adjust the air and fuel mixture and engine timing. The efficiency of the radiator directly effects the efficiency of your engine.
That’s why flushing the cooling system and pH balancing the coolant is recommended at least once every two years.
Our coolant system power flush continuously forces fluid under pressure through the engine, radiator and heater core in both directions at different times to remove contaminates. We pressure test the cooling system for leaks, clean the recovery bottle and pressure test the radiator cap. The system is then refilled with the proper mix of coolant and water to reach the -35 degrees for winter protection.
We’re often asked questions about the cooling system – the system that cools your engine and keeps it at the proper operating temperature. Let’s examine the topic in two areas: first the coolant itself and, second, the parts that make up the cooling system.
The coolant in your car or light truck is the mix of water and antifreeze that circulates through the engine to draw off heat. First, you need to have the proper amount. If you don’t have enough coolant it can’t keep your engine cool.
You also need the right kind of coolant. Different makes of sedans and other vehicles require different coolant formulation to protect against corrosion.
Finally, your coolant needs to be fresh. Over time and miles, the anti-corrosion additives in the coolant are depleted and the coolant can actually start to eat away at the cooling system parts. Your owner’s manual and your Auto Repair Technology service adviser in Brook Park Ohio can help you with the recommended coolant replacement schedule and make sure you’re getting the right type of coolant.
Now let’s talk about the cooling system components. These will all eventually wear out and need to be replaced.
Starting with the radiator, we see them coming into the shop with leaks or clogged with deposits. Depending on the damage, we will clean, repair or replace. We also see radiator pressure caps that can no longer hold the proper pressure. We recommend replacing pressure caps when you change your coolant to avoid this problem.
We see leaky water pumps and hoses in the Cleveland area that need to be replaced, too. There’s also a part called the thermostat that opens and closes to regulate the flow of coolant. Sometimes they stick open or closed and the cooling system won’t work properly.
Engine damage from overheating can be very expensive to fix so it’s important to maintain your cooling system properly with scheduled coolant replacement and periodic inspections of the cooling system. Certainly come in if you suspect a leak and have us take a look. Our team of brook Park, OH trained mechanics will be more than happy to help.