The specialists at Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Of Vacaville are the car cooling system authorities in the Vacaville area. Our trained and expereinced experts have the knowledge and know-how needed to ensure that your car, truck, or SUV's cooling system is running at peak performance.
Overheating due to the breakdown of a cooling system is one of the most common reasons for vehicle issues. Having your system checked and maintained by our professionals can significantly decrease the danger of that happening while driving.
How Does an Auto Cooling System Work?
The purpose of your car's cooling system is to regulate your engine’s temperature and prevent it from overheating during use. The radiator in your car is cooled from outside air flowing over it during opporation. The coolant circulates through the radiator and is cooled down, then pumped through passages in your engine to cool down the block. Warm coolant from the engine is then pumped out of the engine and into the radiator where it is cooled and the sequence starts all over again.
How Often Should You Have Your Car's Cooling System Serviced?
Until recently, vehicles needed a cooling system flush about every two years or every 30,000 miles. Several recent coolants may last up to five years or 100,000 miles. If you are unsure of how often to service your car's cooling system, it's best to follow your vehicle's owner's manual.
Why Should You Service Your Cooling System?
Over time, coolant will eventually deteriorate and lose some of its cooling properties or become dirty with contaminants. Running old coolant can cause items such as the radiator, hoses, or pump to clog with deposits and fail.
It's also imperative to use the right coolant. Auto cooling systems are created to work with particular types and formulations of coolant. Adding the wrong coolant can cause harm to the system and result in expensive repairs.
What Happens During a Cooling System Service?
In many instances, a cooling system service involves draining all of the existing coolants out of your vehicle and then flushing with new coolant it to eliminate any dirt and deposits remaining. Once the system is clean, it is then filled back up with new coolant. Coolant can be very lethal as well so it's important to have the flush completed at a service center so it can be disposed of appropriately so it doesn't damage the environment.
Some other items that may be inspected for wear or leaks include the radiator, engine fan, coolant pump (commonly referred to as a water pump), overflow tank, radiator cap, hoses, and clamps.
If you think you're having radiator or cooling system issues, let the experts at Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Of Vacaville have a look at your vehicle. Schedule service online today!