The cooling system in your vehicle serves a dual purpose. The system keeps the engine cool, while providing heat for those in the vehicle during the winter months. The most important and effective way to ensure your cooling system stays in top shape is to make sure the system is clean. Here at A-LEN Automotive, we can service your cooling system to help it run cool.
The primary components of the cooling system are as follows:
- Coolant (Antifreeze)
- Cooling Fans
- Heater Core
- Water Pump
The vehicles radiator is the primary component to allow for heat dissipation of the cooling system. Fluid surface area is maximized when travelling through the radiator fins, allowing the ambient temperature air to cool the fins as they heat up from the coolant flowing through them. Over time, your vehicle’s radiator can build solid deposits which can result in clogged pipes and lines within the cooling system. A radiator flush at A-LEN Automotive can solve this problem and keep your cooling system in shape with proper flow.
Another component within your cooling system is antifreeze. It is important to remember to change your antifreeze seasonally. With time and usage, the coolant in your vehicle breaks down and becomes less effective. The experts at A-LEN Automotive can help you change your antifreeze to ensure your vehicle’s system does not freeze up with cold weather strikes.
Other components of the cooling system include the heater core, water pump, and thermostat. All three of these components are responsible for proper coolant flow through the vehicle. The water pump is the primary driver for the fluid through the system. The thermostat blocks fluid flow to the radiator for a certain amount of time after start up. This allows the coolant to heat up quickly and efficiently. Finally, the heater core uses this hot fluid to deliver heat to those in the vehicle during cold weather. Acting as a mini radiator, the heat from the coolant is dissipated and then blown through the cabin using the blower motor.
If a problem with your cooling system extends beyond a simple flush or component replacement, our team can diagnose the problem. We can perform a pressure test to determine if your system is externally leaking. If the pressure test determines that it is not correct, we will check your cooling system’s caps, hoses, components, and connections to determine if any of these components need to be replaced or repaired. If we determine that they do need to be replaced or repaired, we can give you a fair, honest quote on parts and labor.
From simple pressure tests to full radiator replacements, you can trust the team at A-LEN Automotive for excellent cooling system service.