Whether it’s the dog days of summer or another icy Minnesota winter, you’ll want to be sure your car’s heating and cooling systems work properly so you can get to your destination in comfort.
Your engine system operates in a similar manner. It needs to run at an optimal temperature in order to main maximum efficiency. Circulating coolant regulates the heat in your engine, and trouble can arise if a leak or a blockage occurs.
As you drive, coolant circulates throughout your engine. As it passes, it absorbs excess heat and continues throughout the system. Once the liquid leaves the system, it passes through your radiator, which transfers the heat in the liquid into the air. As air blows through the radiator, the heat is removed from the system, and the process begins again.
There are four main components we check when we believe there is a problem with your heating system:
Antifreeze – Antifreeze is specifically designed to lower the freezing point and raise the boiling point of water. This helps keep components of your cooling system from freezing or boiling. Making sure you use the right type of antifreeze is critical to engine performance.
Tubes – Sometimes an object will cause a clog or hole to form inside your coolant system. If coolant can’t pass through the system, or if it leaks until empty, your engine is going to be running at a very high temperature.
Coolant Fans – Your car can usually regulate heat when you’re on the move, but if you’re stuck in traffic or waiting at a long red light, your engine needs to be able to remove the heat from the radiator. Coolants fans were designed for that exact purpose. We’ll make sure these are in proper working order.
Radiator – Air flows through your radiator to remove the excess heat. If there is a blockage, the heat won’t be able to escape the engine system. We’ll make sure everything is flowing properly.
If you notice your car seems to be running hotter than normal, it might be time for a tune up. Our Minnesota technicians have experience with all types of heating and cooling systems, so request a free quote from us today – 952-933-0735.