3 Facts Your Mechanic Wishes You Knew About Your Cooling System

Unfortunately, many Nebraska drivers aren’t well informed on their cooling system. In fact, some come into our Omaha auto repair shop believing the cooling system and the air conditioner are the same thing. While the A/C keeps you cool, the cooling system maintains the engine’s temperature. Even just one instance of overheating can permanently damage your engine.

To help you protect this vital component, here are a few pieces of advice from the ASE-certified technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive Omaha.

1. All antifreeze is not created equal

Too many drivers think it’s acceptable to use the cheapest antifreeze product in their coolant reserve. This is not a safe practice. There are many types of antifreeze and all have different chemical mixtures. Your vehicle’s manufacturer has already selected the best coolant for your vehicle. If you use the wrong product, you could be leaving certain parts without lubrication, which could lead to corrosion.

2. Coolant leaks are dangerous

In the cooling system, leaks typically develop around the hoses. These leaks begin as drips, which slowly drain your coolant. If you’re refilling your coolant and nothing else, you could be in trouble. If a hose leak isn’t fixed, the hose could burst. This will cause severe deterioration of your engine and many other, more expensive problems.

3. Regular check-ups are the key to a healthy cooling system

Have the coolant level and quality checked with every oil change. While you shouldn’t need full cooling system service more often than once a year, regular fluid checks will ensure the entire system is in proper working order. If the levels are lower than they should be, our professional technicians will check for a leak. These quick inspections will help you prevent severe system damage.

Our friendly staff thoroughly inspects your cooling system and ensures quality service at a fair price. We even back our cooling system maintenance with our 2-year/24,000-mile Nice Difference warranty! To schedule cooling system service today, call Christian Brothers Automotive in Omaha, Nebraska. See the nice difference!