Maintaining a Proper Climate Control
Routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system is essential for optimal performance and operation during any season. The cooling system consists of a cooling fan, water pump, thermostat, radiator, heater core, heater valve, and various other parts that primarily work together to dissipate and remove heat from a vehicle’s engine. Your vehicle’s cooling system is responsible for reducing the temperature inside your engine and preventing possible overheating. Excess heat can build in a variety of places in your vehicle’s engine. In contrast to the cooling system, which removes heat from the engine, the heating system transfers the engine’s heat to the vehicle’s interior. Excess engine heat is absorbed by coolant, a mixture of water and antifreeze. Coolant is carried by the heater hoses from the engine to the radiator, which expels some of the heat into the atmosphere.
Notice Your Cooling and Heating System Warning Signs
Leaks can occur when corrosion is present, and these leaks may be hard to find. Because antifreeze helps maintain consistent internal temperatures while preventing corrosion and lubricating internal components, a cooling system leak left untreated will eventually lead to bigger problems.
- Low coolant levels
- Sweet smells coming from the air vents are a sign of a coolant leak
Cooling System Repair at Youngstedts
Cooling System Flush and Fill
- Drain the antifreeze from the radiator
- Flush the cooling system
- Fill the radiator with new antifreeze
Inspection of Cooling System
- Check cooling fan for damage
- Check fan belt for cracks
Radiator Pressure Check
- Check for potential leaks or radiator damage