Your car’s cooling system is an essential component of your vehicle. Inside your engine, spark plugs ignite the fuel within the cylinders to produce small explosions that propel your vehicle down the road. With small explosions come scorching temperatures that can destroy your engine if not properly controlled.
There are two types of cooling systems:
Liquid cooling is a more modern approach that is used on most of today's vehicles. A liquid coolant is sent through passages in the engine to absorb the heat given off by it. When the coolant moves down these passages in the engine, it is cooled by the air coming through the vehicle's grill.
During extremely cold temperatures, it’s necessary to have the appropriate levels of antifreeze in your vehicle to prevent your coolants and other liquids in your engine from freezing. Neglecting your cooling system for even a short period can result in serious damage and even complete engine failure. Over time, your car's cooling system will develop scale deposits which restrict coolant flow and will require a flush of your cooling system. Having a properly trained technician perform regular checkups of belts, hoses, pump, and fluids will ensure your car remains properly cooled and fully functional for years to come.