Antifreeze is actually half
antifreeze, half water. And it does more than just keep things from freezing. It
has anti-freeze, anti-boil and anti-corrosive properties. It flows through your
radiator and engine and helps keep everything working at the right temperature
Like all liquids, antifreeze
will eventually break down. We recommends changing your antifreeze every two
years or 24,000 miles. This is often called a flush and fill.
During this procedure, we
will will also check your hoses and radiator for leaks and cracks and repair any
that need to be replaced. Call San Diego Auto Shop
A cooling fan circulates air
through the radiator so that it can release engine heat into the surrounding
air. The fans can be mechanical or electric, if the cooling fan malfunctions,
your engine can quickly overheat.
We will inspect your cooling
fan and make sure the drive belt, or fan belt, that makes it turn, is not loose
or cracked. He can also repair and replace damaged fans.
A pressure cap is sometimes,
but not always, called the radiator cap. It may be on the radiator, or on the
A pressure cap should be
inspected at least once a year. A cap that’s taken off while the engine is still
hot could result in severe burns from the spray of boiling coolant.
The coolant reservoir
indicates the level of coolant in the system. We can check this during every oil
The thermostat is a valve
that regulates the flow of coolant based on coolant temperature. A poorly
performing thermostat can result in overheating, engine knocking, poor fuel
economy and more.
We will check your thermostat
during an inspection of your cooling system.
Heating and Air Conditioning
We are also a heating and air
conditioning expert. In fact, he can service your car’s entire HVAC system.
Everything from a flushing and fill of the systems refrigerant, to checking
hoses and maintaining the heating core.
For expert service on your
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