Cooling Systems


The cooling system in your car is among the most important components when it comes to having the engine run safely and efficiently. This system consists of a number of separate parts that work together in order to keep your engine from overheating. The most important part of the cooling system is the radiator, but without all of the other components of a cooling system in proper working order, the radiator won’t be able to function, which can lead to severe problems with your engine and the need for extensive repairs. To help you understand how the cooling system in your car works, and what to do to check and maintain this system, feel free to check out the helpful information provided below.

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How A Cooling System Works

As stated before, the radiator is the main component of your car’s cooling system. Coolant flows through the inner part of the radiator and is used to dissipate the heat from the engine. The radiator fan moves air through metal fins, allowing the heat coming off the engine to cool. This is all accomplished thanks to a series of knobs, hoses and pumps that move the coolant and cool air through the hot engine block. Without a properly functioning cooling system, the engine temperature will rise, and your vehicle will overheat. An overheated vehicle is not only a nuisance due to the fact that it won’t drive, it is also has the potential to become extremely dangerous, which is why it is very important to make sure all components of your cooling system are in proper working order at all times. Whether a leaking radiator needs replacing, or you simply need a new seal on your radiator cap, it is important to have repairs completed by a skilled team of professionals who you trust.

Checking and Maintaining Your Cooling System

Now that you are relatively familiar with how a cooling system works and what components are instrumental to its proper function, there are a few ways you can determine whether or not your cooling system is in need of professional attention. Newer vehicles in particular work using a pressurized cooling system, meaning it is inadvisable to perform any repairs yourself if you are not familiar with how to go about doing so. Despite this fact, you can always keep an eye out for such tell-tale signs that your coolant system is in need of maintenance, such as a constant dripping coming from your radiator or an unresponsive temperature knob on your dashboard.

If you think your coolant system is in need of repairs, or if you simply haven’t had the car inspected by a professional for a few years, now is a great time to bring your car down to Bill & Walter’s Garage. We have all the necessary equipment and expertise required to make repairs to any component of your vehicle. With our friendly team of experts, you can rely on the fact that your car will get back on the road safely. For more information, or to book an inspection of your vehicle, call us today!