Cooling System Repair
Naturally, engines run hot. To maintain a level temperature and to avert overheating, every vehicle is designed with a cooling system. We at Mad Hatter Auto Repair in Omaha, Nebraska, are here to tell you why. As the name suggests, the cooling system is responsible for keeping the engine at an appropriate temperature by cooling it. The cooling system isn’t just one component, though. To work, it requires the input of many parts: a radiator, water pump, thermostat valve, fans, hoses, and antifreeze/coolant. The cooling process starts with the radiator that dissipates the generated heat, then the fans control airflow for the radiator, and the thermostat valve contracts when the desired temperature is met. The water pump then releases the coolant throughout the engine unit. The coolant is actually what collects and transfers heat from the inside to the outside. Without it, your engine will quickly overheat! Collectively, the cooling system prevents overheating, parts wearing and warping, and any additional issues that may warrant the need for cooling system repair.
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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