With the job of generating enough energy to move a weight as heavy as a car’s, it’s no surprise that the engine produces a substantial amount of heat in the process. In order to keep the engine working at an optimal functionality the cooling system is in place to remove heat from the engine and regulate its temperature. The system is comprised of a multitude of parts, one of the most important being the radiator. This series of closely situated channels allows coolant (antifreeze) to flow through it and be cooled by the air. It is because of this function that you should keep your coolant in good condition; to ensure efficient cooling in the radiator.
When Your Cooling System Should Be Looked At
Firstly, it helps to do a periodic check of the hoses of your cooling system by opening the hood. Good hoses should be flexible as they are made of rubber, and multiple problems could arise as they rot and crack with time (such as coolant leaking or broken hoses). Another sign to look for is if white smoke is flowing out of your exhaust pipe. This could come from a faulty head gasket, a part used to seal the cylinder head to the engine block which also seals the coolant passages. The white smoke is caused by coolant entering the cylinder and being turned to vapor as the engine fires. Any visible coolant leaks that appear overnight under your car should also be addressed as soon as possible.
How We Can Help
At Tilden of Huntington we can take a look at your cooling system and fix any problems you may have. If your hoses are cracking or leaking we can replace them with new ones that will last. We can also replace or fix any components that are causing leakages into the engine or out of your car in general. We’ve seen all types of issues, and therefore know how to fix them efficiently and cost effectively, so don’t wait call or come into the shop with your car today!