Cooling Systems

Your vehicle’s cooling system is critical for overall auto health, yes. But it’s especially important for the engine’s health! Keeping the engine cool, flowing and smooth is where this system comes into play.

Here’s a short list of the types of parts that are involved in this important system:

Belts

Coolant flanges

Coolant leaks

Cooling fans

Cooling system flushes

Heater cores

Hoses

Hybrid system cooling system flushes

Radiators

Temperature sensor

Thermostats

Water pumps

As a reminder, if your engine light comes on, please, please, please, stop driving your car, truck, SUV or hybrid. It really IS that important.

When should you have your cooling system looked at?
Well, it’ll get looked at at your major maintenance appointments (30k, 60k, 90k, or 120k mile services), but if you suspect the engine is getting too hot, your radiator is steaming or seemingly smoking, or you can’t recall when your cooling system was last flushed, or when your water pump was last looked at, it might be a good time to take a look at the cooling system.

Ready for us to take a look?
Schedule an appointment today!

Coolant Leak

This is a video of a coolant leak in a BMW 328i. If your vehicle looks like it has a water fountain in the engine it’s not normal and you shouldn’t drive it!

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Holli Margell

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

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5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

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Denise H

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

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5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

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