A cooling system failure is the number one reason for automotive breakdown on our nationís highways. Unlike a flat tire, you canít stop and put on a spare. Engine coolant protects your engine from freezing or overheating and lubricates coolant system components, but its effectiveness can diminish over time. Rubber hoses and belts that deliver the coolant break down with heat and cold. Almeidas Auto Repair ASE certified technicians will properly diagnose and recommend maintenance that keeps you on the road with a reliable engine cooling system!
To prevent engine overheating, cars are designed with a cooling system. Almost all vehicles on the road have water-cooled engines, which is a mixture of water and specially-formulated coolant to dissipate heat from the engine. The coolant is also known as antifreeze. The antifreeze prevents the water from freezing and expanding in low temperatures when a vehicle is not running, which would also prevents damage to the engine. The coolant circulates through channels in the engine block and is pumped to the cooling system radiator. The cooling system radiator dissipates the heat from the engine into the air.
The ASE certified technicians of Almeidas Auto Repair understand that proper vehicle maintenance requires attention to a vehicleís cooling system radiator as well as other components of the cooling system. They will perform a flush radiator service as often as a vehicle manufacturer recommends, usually every two or three years. They will accurately diagnose problems and recommend repair or replacement of a radiator if necessary, but can also determine if a problem can be solved by replacing the radiator cap or hoses. Hoses that lead from the engine block to the radiator can become worn or brittle from extreme heat and cold and crack. The radiator cap and its seal are also exposed to heat and cold as well as extreme pressure. The technicians at Almeidas Auto Repair can tell whether leakage from a cooling system radiator requires an overhaul or replacement of the radiator or if the problem can be quickly resolved with a new radiator cap.
Almeidas Auto Repair can help with your engine coolant system. We can help you with any vehicle problems and keep up with your regular vehicle maintenance by replacing belts and hoses and performing a flush radiator service every other year. Call Almeidas Auto Repair for a vehicle check up today.