Cooling System Repair
Every car owner understands what the engine does. However, did you know that there are multiple components that help it do its job? One of the most important is the cooling system. The cooling system is a combination of parts that includes a radiator, water pump, thermostat valve, hoses, fans, and antifreeze/coolant. Thanks to these pieces and an intricate cooling process, the level of heat generated by the engine is maintained and kept at a safe level. Without a working cooling system, your engine runs the risk of overheating, warping parts, and further (and more serious) engine damage that may require minor or major cooling system repair. Here at Mad Hatter Auto Repair serving Council Bluffs, Iowa, we understand the importance of the cooling system and how it operates. If you ever have a problem with your system, you can count on our auto facility to correctly diagnose and treat with our extensive cooling system repair services!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Are antifreeze and coolant considered to be the same thing?
Yes, antifreeze and coolant are both used to refer to the fluid that cools your vehicle's engine. It is called antifreeze because it does not freeze in cold temperatures.
2. Why is antifreeze used in my vehicle's radiator?
Antifreeze is used to keep the coolant or water that cools your engine from freezing. If the coolant freezes, it would cause a great deal of damage to your vehicle.
3. Where does the antifreeze go?
If you feel you need to add antifreeze you most likely have a leak in your cooling system. It is best to have the leak diagnosed to help determine the issue.
4. What type of antifreeze is best for my car?
Auto manufacturers use different types of antifreeze in their vehicles. Ask your mechanic or local parts store to find out the proper type of antifreeze for your vehicle.
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