Category Archives: Cooling System

Cooling System Flush – is it really necessary?

Overheating is the most common cause of vehicle breakdowns and internal engine damage. As the heat rises in the summer, our shop sees more and more people coming in after breakdowns due to cooling system failure. But there is an easy answer!A cooling system flush can keep your engine running smooth and cool even on the hottest days. Regularly changing your coolant, aka antifreeze, can prevent larger problems for your cooling system and engine and keep your family safe on the road!What is the Cooling System?The cooling system is responsible for keeping your vehicle’s engine from overheating. The engine runs best at a high temperature, so the cooling system helps it to heat up quickly then keep the engine at a regular, constant temperature without overheating as it runs. It accomplishes this by transferring heat into the air with the help of coolant, or antifreeze, and the other components of the cooling sy ... read more

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Indications of an Overheated Car

If you haven’t experienced an overheated car, then chances are you’ve seen one on the side of the road. It’s an elaborate scene—a car pulled off to the side, the hood propped up with smoke leaching from the engine, and a distressed car owner standing by waiting for a tow truck.Simply put, overheating can claim any victim, any time of day if you’re not too careful! Here are some warning signs of your car’s overheating from your local Corpus Christi Wheel Alignment shop:DashboardYour dash has a couple of indicators that tell you when your engine is close to overheating. The first one is the temperature gauge. One end is typically marked “C” for cold and “H” for hot. When your engine begins to overheat, the needle on the gauge will go toward the “H” side. The other indicator is a dashboard light that illuminates when the car overheats, and usually looks like a thermometer. If either of these situations pops up, be sure to pull over and let your car rest until you can get to a local Corpus ... read more

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