Don't let your engine overheat, get it serviced today!
Thousands of controlled explosions occur every minute inside a running engine, which creates a massive amount of heat.
The radiator in your vehicle cools your engine and needs water and coolant (antifreeze) to function. The coolant absorbs heat from the engine and then dissipates it through the radiator, as well as the heat exchanger in the passenger compartment.
Because the engine coolant is operating in a hot, hostile environment, it will eventually break down over time. Gradually the rust inhibitors disintegrate, leaving the small cooling passages in your radiator and engine vulnerable to corrosion. The coolant will also become contaminated with debris over time..
The presence of rust inhibitors is critical, as the cooling system will rust from the inside out when it’s not protected. In time, these bits of rust can clog the tiny passages within the radiator and heater, causing your engine to overheat. When an engine overheats, it can lead to a very costly repair, or worse, an engine replacement.
Servicing the coolant involves:
- Thorough pressure test and check for leaks.
- Complete inspection of hoses, radiator and cap.
- Draining and/or flushing your car's cooling system.
- Replacing the old coolant with fresh coolant.
- This removes dirt and rust particles that can clog up the cooling system, and provides anti-rust protection.