Services > Cooling System
Vehicle Cooling System
The cooling system removes heat from the engine to keep it running at the proper temperature. In the cooling system, belts drive the water pump, circulating coolant throughout the system. The wiper system keeps the windshield clear of rain, snow, and miscellaneous environmental debris.
Function - ensures the synchronization of the engine's camshaft, crankshaft, distributor and water pump.
Signs of Wear - engine stops, engine backfiring.
V-Ribbed Serpentine Belt
Function - transfers power from the crankshaft to the alternator.
Signs of Wear - cracking, splitting and/or squealing belt, dim headlights, weak car battery.
Radiator Hose and Clamps
Function - the hoses route coolant throughout the engine while the hose clamps secure the hoses in place.
Signs of Wear - indications of hose leaking, cracking, splitting, hardening, brittleness or lack of heat in vehicle cabin.
Washer Pump Package
Function - transfers washer fluid from the fluid reservoir to the windshield.
Signs of Wear - lack of cleaning fluid spray on windshield when pump is activated.
Function - clear water, snow, ice and miscellaneous debris from the windshield.
Signs of Wear - streaking, chattering/skipping across windshield, worn or split rubber, bent wiper frame.
Function - serve as the mounting surface for the wiper blades.
Signs of Wear - erratic wiping pattern, arm(s) won't pivot.
Function - circulates coolant through the rediator and engine system to maintain proper engine temperature.
Signs of Wear - engine overheating, leaking coolant, excessive looseness in water pump shaft, rumbling noise in pump.
Radiator and Cap
Function - transfers heat from the engine's coolant to the outside air while the radiator cap seals and pressurizes the cooling system.
Signs of Wear - Radiator: leaking, engine overheating, rusting, physical damage. Cap: lack of pressure in cooling system, vapor escaping from cap, ill-fitting cap, worn gasket.
Function - maintains proper engine operating temperature and allows the engine to warm up faster.
Signs of Wear - engine overheating, lack of available heat in the vehicle cabin, bad gas mileage.
Engine Cooling Motor
Function - drives the radiator fan to move additional air trhough the radiator.
Signs of Wear - engine overheating, fan doesn't turn, squealing noise.
The wiper blade system is a part of the cooling system. It keeps the windshield clear of rain, snow, and other environmental debris.
Service and Maintenance
Maintain your vehicle cooling system:
Maintain proper coolant levels and check level monthly.
Replace coolant with a mixture of antifreeze and water according to the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations.
Examine radiator and radiator cap for leaks, corrosion, and worn gasket cap.
Inspect hoses every year.
Periodically, remove bugs, leaves and other debris from the front of the radiator.
Follow these instructions and prevent car overheating.
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