One of the most important components of your vehicle’s cooling system is antifreeze. When your engine reaches maximum operating temperatures, the thermostat (if it’s working properly) opens and releases antifreeze from the engine to the radiator. Antifreeze is also responsible for keeping other engine fluids from boiling or freezing. Over time, antifreeze breaks down and loses efficiency, and if it’s not drained and replaced, old antifreeze can lead to corrosion, which is why a cooling system flush is not an extra, unnecessary automotive service—it’s a very important service for your vehicle’s performance and longevity.
Likewise, the cooling system’s cooling fan is integral to your vehicle’s operability, as it circulates air through the radiator and passes excess heat out of the engine. If the cooling fan malfunctions, your vehicle’s engine will overheat. During cooling system service, our mechanics will check the cooling fan for damage and the fan belt for cracks. We’ll also inspect your hoses for leaks. A leak may seem like a small issue, but, in fact, a leaking radiator hose can lead to major engine failure.