Cooling System Maintenance

What Our ASE Certified Technicians Do

Despite what some less car savvy individuals may say, your car's cooling system is not your A/C. Rather the cooling system is a carefully designed system of hoses, fans, piping,and special fluids to keep engines cool as many engines run easily over 200 degrees in temperature. The following components are inspected. Their condition is recorded and compared to manufacturer's specs. Recommendations are made per the Motorist Assurance Program Uniform Inspection Guidelines


  • Radiator, coolant level, hoses, and pressure cap 
  • Water pump
  • Thermostat 
  • Pressure test to find leaks or component damage

The cooling system is acutally a temperature regulating system.  The radiator cools the antifreeze which is circulated by the water pump.  The thermostat opens and closes to control the rate of flow of coolant to ensure proper engine operating temperature.  Always remember that the cooling system operates under pressure.  The hotter the engine the higher the pressure.  Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is warm as hot fluid can spray over you causing burns.

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