The purpose of the cooling system is to transfer the heat produced by combustion in the engine to the atmosphere and maintain an engine temperature of typically 90 degrees centigrade. A cooling system relies on being 100% full of coolant meaning the slightest leak can be critical. A fault with any component in a cooling system could result in serious vehicle engine damage and therefore should be dealt with urgently as engine overhauling costs thousands.
Cooling systems are subject to corrosion and electrolysis, processes that commonly cause severe leaks through component degradation. These are commonly the main radiator killers.
Rubber cooling system hoses are commonly affected by engine oil from leaking gaskets. Oil soaked hoses deteriorate, go soft and burst without warning. To keep a cooling system in good condition the glycol and coolant concentrations need to be maintained at a high level and when weak, flushed through and replaced.
When mixed, different brands of coolant react chemically with each other and create a bi-product that blocks radiators and hinders thermostat operation. “Coolants should never be mixed”. When changing coolant, the system should be thoroughly flushed through beforehand. If a cooling system needs topping up, it should be done with only water until the vehicle fault is repaired at our Nambour auto service centre.
In conclusion, it is best to have your vehicle cooling system regularly monitored and flushed when required through a general car service carried out by our auto mechanics.
If you think it’s about time you had a skilled mechanic give your vehicle the once over to find out if you need coolant replacement or radiator repairs, give our Sunshine Coast mechanics a call today.
Have you ever wondered why cars always play up at the most inconvenient time? The simple answer is that when you’re in your car you’ve always got somewhere to be. Preventative car maintenance is the ONLY way to ensure you don’t get caught out needing emergency car repairs in Sunshine Coast.
NAMBOUR CAR SERVICE T/A JOSE STREET AUTO CENTRE
3 Jose Street, NAMBOUR QLD 4560
07 5441 5922