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COOLING SYSTEM SERVICE.
Have you ever felt helpless while stranded on the side of the road with your vehicle hood up and your vehicle steaming? Has your vehicle ever not started in the dead of winter because the fluid in your engine was frozen? Not fun. That’s whyRed Rock Auto & Cycle offers a BG cooling system service
Does your engine run hotter than normal just after starting it? Does the temperature slowly creep higher and higher as you drive down the road? Do you detect an odor that’s a little like boiling maple syrup or see green or orange fluid pooling beneath your vehicle? If you do, it's time to visit us and let our highly trained ASE certified technicians perform there magic.
A properly functioning cooling system circulates antifreeze/coolant through the engine and radiator, helping reduce heat levels produced by your vehicle's engine. When your vehicle’s cooling system isn’t functioning properly, the temperature of your engine can get hot enough to damage itself. Heads can warp. Gaskets can blow. Your engine can fail. And all of those can be costly repairs. Getting an inspection and antifreeze/coolant flush and fill can save you a lot of money and time spent on the side of the road. Not to mention a tow bill and rental car.
Cooling System Flush and Fill
An antifreeze/coolant flush and fill at regular intervals can help prevent overheating, freezing and premature cooling-system corrosion. A coolant service starts with an examination of your radiator and engine cooling system. Then, old antifreeze/coolant is removed from your radiator and engine, flushed to remove any debris that has accumulated and settled and replaced with new antifreeze/coolant per your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations.
Signs or Symptoms Your Vehicle Needs a cooling system service
#1 Temperature gauge fluctuates between normal and hot or reads lower than normal.
#2 Antifreeze/coolant pooling under the vehicle
#3 Grinding sounds coming from the engine area
#4 Visible rust and/or scaling in the antifreeze/coolant*
#5 Steam and/or hot maple syrup-like smell coming from under the hood
WARNING: NEVER remove the radiator cap on your vehicle while the engine is still hot or warm. Severe scalding could occur.
Did you know that overheating is the most common cause of mechanical breakdowns on the road? And that overheating can cause severe damage to the engine and the transmission? Maintaining your vehicle's radiator, fluids and cooling system is essential to keeping you and your vehicle on the road.
Coolant (anti-freeze) protects your engine from overheating and from freezing. The coolant's effectiveness can diminish over time and lose many of its protective properties, causing your radiator, freez plugs and intake manifold to rust and corrode. The cooling system itself can get clogged with built-up deposits from oil, grease, scale, hose decomposition and other materials.
Most drivers know it's recommended that a vehicle's oil should be changed at regular intervals. Drivers typically don't realize, however, about the proper intervals for changing their vehicle's other vital fluids. For the cooling system, check your car's owner manual or give us a call to determin the recommended interval for changing the coolant in your vehicle but you'll want to come in now if you have any of the following symptoms:
Your vehicle has recently overheated
Your coolant or temperature light comes on
Your temperature gauge reads higher or lower than normal
Your heater does not work
Radiator, Thermostat and Heater Services
Our certified technicians have years of experience in working with radiators, thermostats and the complete cooling system, due to the cooling system's critical impact on proper transmission operation. Any of the following signs could indicate your vehicle needs service or repairs to the cooling system:
The vehicle is running hot or overheating
Leaking of fluid
Belts or hoses that have not been replaced during the past 4 years.
we can repair or replace any of the following components of the cooling system:
Radiator, radiator cap, radiator hoses and radiator fan or fan clutch
Thermostats,Water pumps, Fan belts and serpentine belts, Temperature sensors, Heater cores and hoses