Cooling System Service
The cooling system keeps our engine from overheating while you are driving. Its job is to move heat away from the engine and let’s face it on Marco Island that’s pretty hard to do.
The radiator is the part most everyone associates with the cooling system. Coolant flows through the radiator which has fine cooling fins that draw the heat out of the coolant and dissipate it into the air.
A hose connects the radiator to the water pump. The water pump pushes the water into the engine block. Now the engine block and cylinder heads have passages for the coolant to pass through without getting into the oil or the combustion chamber. These passages are referred to as the “water jacket”.
While the coolant is passing through the water jacket, it absorbs heat from the engine on its way to the radiator for cooling. Between the engine and the radiator is the thermostat. The thermostat’s job is to regulate the temperature of the engine. It gets your engine up to the correct operating temperature and then keeps it from overheating.
Cooling system failure is a common mechanical failure in vehicles around Marco Island. Over time, the engine coolant wears out and becomes acidic and corrosive, and loses its ability to lubricate and protect your engine.
Executive Auto Repair can do a periodic inspection of the components for leaks, loose connections and weakening hoses.
Cleaning the cooling system and replacing the coolant will help prevent costly radiator, water pump, and engine replacement.