Is Your Vehicle Running Hot?
Is your car’s temperature gauge showing in the red? Overheating is the most common cause of mechanical breakdowns on the road. When your car overheats, it causes severe damage to the engine and the transmission. Maintaining your vehicle’s radiator, fluids and cooling system is essential to keeping you on the road and preserving the life of your car.
Anti-freeze protects your engine from overheating and freezing. Coolant’s protective properties break down over time and can cause your radiator to rust and corrode. Over time, your cooling system can get clogged with built-up deposits from oil, grease, scale and hose decomposition. Your anti-freeze should be changed once a year, and some makes and models recommend flushing and refilling your radiator every two years, regardless of mileage.
Signs You Need To Have Your Cooling System Inspected:
- Your vehicle has recently overheated.
- Your coolant or temperature light comes on.
- Your heater does not work.
- Your car is leaking green fluid.
- The vehicle's belts and hoses have not been replaced in the last 4 years.