Your automobile's cooling system is a type of heat exchanger that transfers heat from the warm coolant that streams through it to the air blown by the fan. The cooling system maintains the engine temperature for peak performance, preventing overheating and even heating the vehicle cabin. If your cooling system stops working or wears out, it can make for an uncomfortable driving experience. If you feel that your vehicle is overheating, you can come to KEAN Auto Services in Courtenay, for a cooling system service today.
How Does a Cooling System Work?
Most cooling systems work in the same way. Warm coolant, or antifreeze, streams into the aluminum cooling system and cools the liquid down. The automobile's radiator and fan aids in cooling the hot coolant down and helps the liquid go down to the engine. This cycle repeats as you drive to keep your engine from overheating. Cooling systems, in most cases, consist of a radiator, which contains a fin that increases the turbulence of the coolant going through the cooling system. Creating turbulence means that even more of the coolant liquid will be exposed to the tube, therefore eliminating even more heat, and cooling down the fluid much faster.
As the cooling system ages, mineral deposits from the coolant liquid build up, which can obstruct the circulation of fluid through the system. This will create pressure in your vehicle's cooling system, which can harm the water pump, tubes, and thermostat.If you have not brought your vehicle in for service in a while, you can come to KEAN Auto Services. We can also replace your water pump or thermostat if needed.
How Do I Know If My Automobile Needs a Cooling System Service?
Here are some indicators that your car might need a cooling system service:
The temperature level gauge reads hot - If the temperature gauge on your dashboard constantly runs hot, your vehicle is either running low on coolant fluid or there is an issue with your cooling system.
Cooling system discoloration or corrosion - If your cooling system is leaking, warm coolant fluid can break out and come down on engine parts. The liquid will bubble up and evaporate, leaving some discoloration, which can lead to corrosion. If you notice any discoloration on your vehicle parts, don't hesitate to bring your car to KEAN Auto Services in Courtenay. We will perform a full inspection of your car and let you know if any additional services are needed, such as Tire and Alignment Service and Auto Repair.
Coolant leakage - If you see an intense green (sometimes yellow or pink) fluid dripping from your car or truck, there is likely a problem with your cooling system.
Overheating - If steam billows out from under your hood, your automobile is overheating, which most likely suggests a cooling system problem.
If you are experiencing several of these signs, it is imperative that you bring your car or truck in for a cooling system service immediately. If you live in or around the Comox Valley, come to KEAN Auto Services.
Your Quality Shop for Cooling System Repair
Here at KEAN Auto Services in Courtenay, BC, we are experts in all things auto repair and can repair your cooling system efficiently and cost-effectively.
Reasons You Should Do Business With Us:
We've been fixing cars since 1974 and prioritize top-quality customer service above all else. Our mission is to exceed your expectations by earning your trust and providing the most reliable, honest, and courteous service available in the market today. If you are in Courtenay or the surrounding areas, feel free to call us at 250-897-3643 or go online to schedule an appointment! KEAN Auto Services - Quality Auto Repair for the Comox Valley since 1974.