In any car, the cooling system is one of the most crucial components. However, our Florida temperatures make the cooling system an imperative part of your car’s operation.
Despite its name, the cooling system doesn’t only handle cooling down the engine during hot weather. The cooling system’s primary responsibility is maintaining the right temperature under the hood.
During warmer seasons, this means dissipating heat to safeguard the engine. During the winter months, this means warming up the engine to keep the pipes and fluids from freezing. When the proper temperature is maintained, the vehicle will operate as designed.
What mistake are you making with your cooling system?
The single biggest cooling system mistake we see is drivers adding the wrong antifreeze-to-water ratio. Engines require a precise mixture of water and antifreeze to properly protect the engine. The mix of water, antifreeze and other additives is called coolant.
Coolant is a specially-designed liquid formulated to protect the engine. Coolant works at the correct temperature to avoid warping of the engine’s components. It also keeps the vehicle from overheating and shutting down in our hot Florida summers.
In the Tampa area, the most common mistake drivers make is putting too much water into the system. Adding pure water is only for emergency situations. If water has to be added in large amounts, call us for a cooling system inspection as soon as possible. Having the wrong mixture of fluids changes the system’s boiling and freezing points and could lead to engine damage.
When should the cooling system be serviced?
Request a cooling system check with every oil change or if you suspect you may be experiencing issues that require a cooling system repair. While full system service is normally only needed every 30,000-60,000 miles, our ASE-certified technicians will check the level and quality of coolant, in addition to checking for system leaks or damage.
At our Brandon auto repair shop, we provide special cooling system maintenance compared to other Christian Brothers Automotive locations. With our year-round warm weather, the cooling system has to work twice as hard as in some states and we want to make sure we protect our customers against the hot summer temperatures.
Notice the nice difference in cooling system service
At Christian Brothers Automotive Brandon, we strive to be the best Tampa auto repair shop. That’s why we take the time to show you the problem areas and fully explain any trouble with the system. We also use the best products and equipment available so any damage is repaired right the first time.
If it’s time for a cooling system inspection, call Christian Brothers Automotive in Brandon, FL today. You’ll see the nice difference!
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