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Coolant System Services



Keeping your car’s heating and cooling systems operating properly may involve a variety of maintenance services or repairs.  Having your vehicle checked regularly can help identify and resolve issues before they become more serious—and more costly--problems. Parts associated with your heating system are:




  • serpentine belt

  • cooling sensor

  • heater core

  • heater hoses

  • radiator

  • radiator cap

  • radiator hoses

  • radiator fan/fan clutch

  • anti-freeze

  • water pump

  • thermostat

  • fan belts


How does your vehicle generate heat?


The heat that is generated by your engine is used to warm the air that flows into the passenger compartment  to a comfortable temperature.


How do I know if there is a problem?


·       Temperature light may come on

·       Temperature gauge readout is out of normal range

·       Heater does not produce heat


What kind of maintenance should I be doing?


Coolant (or  anti-freeze) protects your engine from overheating and from freezing.  Check your owner’s manual or contact your mechanic for the manufacturer recommendations for replacement of the anti-freeze in your vehicle. This can be performed as a "drain and fill” or you may choose to have a complete flush of the radiator system that typically includes the following:


  • Complete inspection of radiator system

  • Pressure test the system to check for leaks

  • Add flush chemicals to the radiator

  • Power flush system

  • Refill system with anti-freeze

  • Add sealant/lubricant as needed

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