Cooling System Services
The engines in many of the vehicles on the road today are smaller than they used to be, as well as being far more efficient. But they also produce a great deal of heat. The cooling system is responsible for maintaining the engine at an acceptable operating temperature.
When does the Cooling System need service?
The Cooling System should be checked yearly. Failure to maintain the cooling system can result in overheating, which can cause severe damage to the engine.
- The pressure conditions and coolant volume are checked.
- The radiator cap is checked to ensure it functions and fits correctly.
- Radiator hoses are checked to ensure they are not worn, cracked or disintegrating.
- Engine belts are checked.
Are there environmental concerns?
Northwest Auto Repair services cooling systems in an environmentally safe way. We pump out the existing coolant and properly dispose of the used coolant according to EPA standards. We service the cooling system with a conditioner, which will clean out the system. We then refill the system with new anti-freeze, adding a coolant system sealer when recommended. The last step of the process is to purge the system of all air pockets, ensuring that the cooling fans function in a timely manner.
As with all services you receive at Northwest Auto Repair, the parts we install will meet or exceed original equipment manufacturer’s specifications, and all used parts will be returned to you upon request.
Cooling system service is advised based on manufacturer’s recommendations or as needed as determined by our inspection and based on industry standards.