|Posted by Adams Custom Engines on June 1, 2016 at 12:50 AM|
Cooling, Heating, and Air Conditioning system part 1:
Have you ever received a repair invoice from an automotive shop and wondered what and why an expensive repair needed to be done? Or, did you ever find that your total expense was more than expected? How about the time you found that a car part the repair shop installed was much more expensive than the price at a local supply store?
These things don’t happen at ADAMS CUSTOM ENGINES, INC. We make every effort to explain what any why a repair is needed. We also provide a written estimate so you can know what is needed to safely get you on the road again.
We know you have a busy life and could use a dependable shop to share the responsibility of automotive maintenance.
To take the first step in being of help to you, here is our bi-weekly tip:
Maintain your engines Cooling, Heating, and Air Conditioning system because when spring weather is unpredictable, you may find the need to use the heater in the morning, and the air conditioning in the afternoon, and you don’t want your system to fail during this time.
This system maintains the car engine’s correct engine temperature range. Maintenance on your part is necessary in order to maintain that balance. Your radiator needs Coolant, also known as Antifreeze, which is a mixture of water and chemical. The right proportion of water to antifreeze can be found in your car’s owner’s manual. Often it’s a 50:50 ratio.
Without removing the cap labeled Engine Coolant found in the engine compartment of your car, you can see the coolant level. If it’s low, you’ll need to add more coolant. **Caution** Never open the coolant overflow reservoir or remove the radiator cap until you are absolutely confident the engine is cold. If the cap is removed with the engine is hot, the coolant will burst out of the radiator and the steam could seriously injure you. It is recommended to get a professional maintenance check of the entire cooling system each year.
Check back for more information on this topic in our next blog in Cooling, Heating, and Air Conditioning system part 2.
All information on this blog is for educational purposes only. Any thoughts and opinions expressed will not be held liable for any losses, injuries, or damages due to any inaccuracies.