Staying on top of regular maintenance keeps your vehicle running better for longer. Glenwood Auto are Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair Experts, and we're ready to help you with all your maintenance needs. In our latest auto blog, we discuss the engine cooling system in your vehicle.
Vehicle Systems Overview - Engine Cooling
WHAT IS IT?
The engine cooling system affects your car’s overall dependability and your engine’s longevity. Cooling systems have advanced over the years with new coolant formulations and new radiator designs and materials. If you suspect a problem with your cooling system, you should have it checked immediately.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
A water-cooled engine block and cylinder head have interconnected coolant channels running through them. At the top of the cylinder head, all the channels converge to a single outlet.
A pump, driven by a pulley and belt from the crankshaft, drives hot coolant out of the engine to the radiator, which is a form of heat exchanger.
Unwanted heat is passed from the radiator into the air stream, and the cooled liquid then returns to an inlet at the bottom of the block and flows back into the channels again.
TYPICAL WEAR AND TEAR
Factors that affect the replacement of cooling system parts include:
- Driving habits;
- Operating conditions;
- Type of vehicle;
- Type of coolant;
- Improper frequency of regular maintenance such as coolant
Glenwood Auto is a Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair and Service Shop
An improperly functioning engine cooling system puts your engine at risk for a major malfunction. If you suspect problems with your cooling system, book an appointment today!