Cooling / Coolant System Service
Bret’s Autoworks is here to help you keep your vehicle on the road and running safely and smooth. We all think about changing the oil in our vehicles regularly but often forget about some of the other essential fluids. The coolant (or anti-freeze) in the coolant system needs to be regularly maintained and replaced, just like engine oil. Depending on your driving habits and conditions, this service can vary significantly from vehicle to vehicle. That is where the automotive professionals at Bret’s Autoworks can help you. By completing an inspection of your coolant condition and vehicle, we can formulate a plan that works for you!
What is the cooling system?
The engine cooling system comprises several parts, pieces, and coolants that all work together. These components can include:
- Water Pump
- Coolant (Anti-Freeze)
- Upper and Lower Radiator Hoses
- Cooling Fans
- Thermostat and Thermostat Housing
- Many Small Hoses and Coolant Pipes
The coolant system is not the AC System. The A/C system is a fantastic luxury, but the coolant system is vital to your vehicle’s drivability and safe engine operation!
The primary function of the cooling system is to keep your engine cool while operating. It runs coolant through the engine to keep it from overheating. It also carries that excess heat to the heater core in the colder temperatures to provide heat inside the vehicle through the action of the heater.
Keeping your engine at average operating temperatures is the primary goal of the coolant system. This is not always an easy job. Several components could leak or not operate correctly, thus causing your vehicle to overheat. If your engine overheats, it could cause permanent engine damage. The coolant level and condition must be monitored regularly, and Bret’s Autoworks can help you with that! The coolant system is a pressurized system that can be dangerous to check, especially while hot. Bret’s Autoworks wants to take the guesswork out of the equation. We will be able to check the coolant level and condition for you. We would then be able to accurately advise you if it is time for a coolant fluid exchange and service.
Bret’s Autoworks offers a comprehensive coolant fluid exchange service that will keep your vehicle’s coolant system healthy for many years with regular maintenance. When we complete a coolant fluid exchange service, we push out the old coolant, send cleaners and conditioners through the coolant system, and then install all brand-new, clean coolant. The cleaners and conditioners will aid in preventing rust and scale deposits in the future, thus resulting in longer-lasting coolant moving forward. Your engine will thank you many times over. Keeping your engine running at normal operating temperatures will reduce extra stress on other components and keep you safely on the road for many miles and years.
Call Bret's Autoworks at 913-856-5169 to speak to one of our vehicle maintenance pros and schedule your appointment today!