Overheating? Coolant leaks? what to do

 
 

 

One of the most important system in your vehicle is your engine cooling system. Watch the video above to get a quick, easy to understanding of the cooling system in your vehicle.

 

Its purpose

  • transfers heat from engine to cooling system via coolant(fluid) which is then cooled down by the radiator and cooling fans and re-enters the engine.
  • coolant flows to heater core inside the dash to supply heat in the cabin. (its how you get heater in your vehicle!)

What happens if coolant is low or leaking?

  • fluid is not able to absorb the heat from engine and transfer the heat vi radiator. Causes extreme heat in the engine and cause an engine failure.
  • not enough fluid to travel into the heater core to provide heat in the cabin.

Symptoms of failing cooling system

  • Low heating temp in cabin
  • Engine temp needle climbs up to HOT or above the middle of gauge

Preventive maintenance

  • perform cooling system service at manufacture specified intervals. To prevent acid build up, corrosion, renew additives in that protect the system.

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