Cooling System

Reliable Auto Repairs from Christian Brothers Automotive

Coolant flushes provide many benefits to your cooling system. It is important to maintain your cooling system, just like every other part of your vehicle, which is why the experts at Christian Brothers Automotive recommend a coolant flush once a year to keep your vehicle working effectively. If you don’t remember when your vehicle last had a coolant flush, our team is ready to help you.

What to Expect With a Cooling System Service

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1. Schedule Your Appointment

Whether scheduling online or over the phone be sure and let us know what you're experiencing so we can provide fast and accurate service advice.

2. Diagnostics and Inspections

Drop off your vehicle and the shop will get to work with inspections and diagnostics using the same equipment as the manufacturers to determine issues and next steps.

3. Digital Vehicle Inspection Report and Estimate

Following the diagnosis we will text you a digital vehicle inspection report, containing pictures and videos of our findings and recommendations.

4. Review and Approval

A service advisor will reach out to walk you through the findings and recommendations to determine how you would like to proceed, or you can approve work directly in your DVI.

5. Work Performed or Scheduled

Most work can be completed immediately, or scheduled based on parts and customer availability.

Did You Know: Henry Ford coined the term 'tune-up' while developing his initial automobile prototype. He observed that properly functioning coils would buzz, and if they didn't, he identified the need for an adjustment, which he termed a 'tune-up'.

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More About Your Cooling System

Keeping your engine at a safe operating temperature is the main goal of the cooling system. The cooling system utilizes coolant (also called antifreeze) to dissipate heat created by the combustion engine. Coolants are typically a mixture of ethylene or propylene glycol with de-mineralized water.

It’s also important to note that coolant does not last the entire lifetime of the vehicle. It needs to be monitored. The cooling system doesn’t need a full maintenance overhaul with every oil change, but the antifreeze levels should be checked and corrected as needed. It’s also important to check the quality of this fluid.

How Christian Brothers Automotive Can Help

Your engine temperature is maintained by a flow of antifreeze, also called “coolant.” When we do a coolant flush, we push antifreeze through your car’s cooling system to completely clear out the old antifreeze and any contaminants that have built up. All the old coolant is evacuated from the system so that when we put new antifreeze in, it won’t just mix with the old. Lastly, conditioners are added to prevent rust and scale deposits, resulting in a new, longer-lasting antifreeze.

Every make and model is different, so the recommended maintenance schedule varies. Check your owner’s manual to see when your vehicle needs a coolant flush. Usually, it should be done once a year. If it’s been longer since your vehicle received a coolant flush, call your local Christian Brothers Automotive today.

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  • Q. "What happens if there is not enough coolant in my vehicle?"
    If you do not refill your coolant, this can harm your vehicle and lead to costly repairs. It can lead to issues such as engine damage, warning lights showing on your dashboard, and could even cut off your engine altogether. Click here to learn more about what happens to your vehicle when there is not enough coolant.
  • Q. "Does the cooling system affect my vehicle's A/C?"
    No, your vehicle's cooling system is an essential function that focuses on regulating the temperature of your engine. If your A/C is not properly working, this is not an issue with your car's cooling system and we recommend reaching out to your local Christian Brothers to have it properly diagnosed.
  • Q. "What is wrong with my vehicle's cooling system?"
    We typically see four common cooling system issues: water pump failure, leaky radiator hoses, radiator leaks, and thermostat failure.
  • Q. "Why is my cooling system so important?"
    The cooling system helps regulate your engine's temperature, which is why regular maintenance is important to protect your vehicle's engine.
  • Q. "Do you offer a warranty?"
    As part of our Nice difference.® commitment to providing our customers the best auto service experience possible, we also offer a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty on all the work that we do. We offer this warranty at every Christian Brothers Automotive nationwide, and it will be honored at any location, regardless of which branch did the initial work.
  • Q. "Can you provide service under my extended warranty?"
    Yes. At Christian Brothers Automotive, we work with all major extended warranty providers to make needed repairs for our customers. If you have an extended warranty, you can discuss your carrier with our team when scheduling an appointment and confirm that the work will be covered. You can find a partial list of the extended warranty companies we work with here.

Have more Questions?

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