Amateur Schertz mechanics and uninformed drivers often overlook the cooling system. It cools the engine to keep everything at a safe temperature. This crucial function keeps your car in top-notch driving condition.
To keep your car running strong all year long, here are 3 cooling system tips from our ASE-certified technicians.
1. Replace Your Coolant
The coolant in your vehicle will need to be replaced; it doesn’t last forever. A good way to keep up with your cooling system is to have the amount and quality of the coolant checked every time you have your oil changed.
There are a couple of factors that make it important to keep quality coolant in your vehicle. First, old coolant will start to rust metal components it comes into contact with. Second, coolant (also referred to as antifreeze) keeps the water in your vehicle from freezing. This will be especially important in the coming winter months.
2. Check for Leaks
If the coolant level is abnormally low, there might be a leak. It’s a complete myth that a leak will be fine if you keep adding coolant. Even if your engine overheats once, it will cause damage. The bottom line is that any coolant leak needs to be fixed as soon as possible.
3. Use the Right Antifreeze
Antifreeze used to be much simpler, but now there are all kinds of mixtures available. Make sure you use the coolant suggested by the manufacturer. They made the car; they know what’s best.
At Christian Brothers Automotive Schertz, we’re especially keen on cooling system maintenance. We know what we’re doing and even back our cooling system service with our 2-year/24,000-mile Nice Difference Warranty. If it’s time for cooling system service, call Christian Brothers Automotive in Schertz, Texas today. Notice the nice difference!