Gabriel's Automotive Pasadena

Cooling and Heating

Maintaining the cooling system is a top priority. Modern engines are a marvel of moving parts working with extreme precision, as long as all the fluids are maintained properly. Coolant leaks or clogged radiators can cause irreversible damage to your engine. Engine replacements are very costly.

The cooling system has the following major parts: Radiator, water pump, thermostat, hoses, cooling fan, and passages inside the engine. The water pump circulates the coolant through the engine, then back to the radiator where it cools down. The cooler coolant then goes back to the water pump, which re-circulates the coolant through the engine. This cycle continues as long as the car’s engine is running.

It is important to follow the manufacturer’s intervals for recommended services, especially coolant service. NOT replacing the coolant at certain intervals can cause build up of corrosion inside the radiator and engine. This can lead to major consequences. Please bring your car in for maintenance service to avoid major break downs.

Cooling-Heating

Recommended service

Manufacturers recommend timely and proper services be conducted to ensure that this essential system functions properly. After a period of time the rust inhibitors and additives in the coolant may lose their anti-corrosive properties, causing particles and debris to build within the cooling system. Performing timely service is important. Contaminants in the coolant can congest passages within the radiator and reduce the radiator’s function of keeping the engine running at the optimal temperature.

Cooling System Service ensures that all of the old coolant and contaminants in your radiator and engine are removed and replaced with new coolant and fresh additives. This service will keep your cooling system working efficiently and enhance your vehicle’s performance. We conduct a complete flush of all your old fluids and replace them with new fluids, additives, and inhibitors. Replacing the coolant at regular intervals can help prevent overheating, freezing and premature cooling-system corrosion.

Please let us know if you have any questions about how often your vehicle’s Cooling System should be serviced.