Your vehicle’s cooling system is extremely important. It’s what regulates the temperature in your engine and protects it from overheating, damage and breakdowns. The cooling system also keeps your engine from freezing during the winter months.
One of the most common causes of car problems and breakdowns is cooling system failure. A failure in the cooling system can cause severe engine damage. Problems can stem from low coolant levels, old coolant, or leaks. Fortunately, it’s easy to prevent problems by having your cooling system checked and maintenanced regularly. You should have your coolant flushed and refilled as often as your vehicle’s manufacturer recommends. Intervals typically range from 2 to 3 years, depending on the type of coolant and vehicle (see below). Remember, every time you bicle into VICTORS AUTOMOTIVE, we will inspect the condition and level of your coolant, as part of our customary 32-point inspection.
How Does the Cooling System Work?
Engine coolant runs through your entire cooling system to and from the radiator. The water pump is what moves the coolant through the system. The radiator uses cooler air to bring down the temperature of the coolant. This diagram offers a more detailed look at the process and shows all the parts involved.