What’s hot and what’s not… does my vehicle need a cooling system flush?
A cooling system flush is the process of exchanging old engine coolant within the cooling system and replacing with new coolant using specialized equipment. Your cooling system will also be pressure tested at the same time to detect any possible leaks.
Your vehicle radiator can see temperatures up to 230 degrees F! Your cooling system reduces the heat around the engine by circulating coolant/antifreeze. A series of fins around the radiator allows coolant to dissipate heat as air passes over these fins. Radiator cores may become clogged and require flushing or replacing.
Transfers coolant from the radiator to the engine block. Water hoses are designed for extreme heat and pressure and must be replaced as per your vehicle maintenance guide.
An engine thermostat controls when and how much coolant is sent to the engine for heat management during operation. Without a properly operating thermostat your engine will overheat potentially causing serious damage. Signs of trouble with the thermostat include extremely high or exceptionally low temperature readings. Remember to always allow your engine to cool down when checking the radiator for problems. The radiator cap should be cool to the touch before opening.
The water pump is a simple radial pump driven by a belt connected to the crankshaft of the engine. The pump circulates fluid whenever the engine is running.
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