In our experience, for every engine problem related to changing oil, we see 100 times the problems related to the cooling system.

While you often hear how important it is to change your oil every 3,000 miles, you don’t hear enough about how important it is to cleanse, change and maintain your cooling system. If you don’t change your coolant, it will eventually change from a corrosion inhibitor to a corrosion accelerator.

  • What is a cooling system?

    Your cooling system is what keeps your car from a catastrophic failure. If your engine didn’t have some way to cool off, it would turn into a frozen block of metal . The purpose of the cooling system is to take heat away from the engine. Lack of cooling can cause Read More
  • Inspection

    Engine combustion temperatures can reach 2000° F and higher. If your engine is running hotter than normal, either shortly after starting or over time, it’s probably time for an inspection.Check to see if there is any green, orange, or yellow fluid spots or puddles under your vehicle. If there is, Read More
  • Antifreeze

    The primary differences between the different brands of antifreeze are the type and/or quantity of anti-corrosion additives that are used. Ethylene glycol is the primary component of anti-freeze, and this never wears out but the anti-corrosion additives do. That’s one reason why antifreeze should be changed every two years (except Read More
  • Engine Cooling System Components

    Radiator — Coolant that has traveled through the engine is pumped through the tubes of the radiator and is cooled off for another round. The center of the radiator is called the core. Cooling fins surround the core. While you drive, air passes through the fins, the coolant releases its heat Read More
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