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Car Radiator & Cooling System Service
Car engines run at around 300 deg. and higher so it’s essential to keep it cool via the cooling system and the radiator where the heat is shed to airflow.
We Replace and Repair:
- Antifreeze coolant
- Cooling sensor
- Fan belts
- Heater core
- Heater hoses
- Radiator cap
- Radiator hoses
- Radiator fan/fan clutch
- Serpentine belt
- Belt Pulley Tensioners
- Temperature sensor
- Water pump
The cooling system transfers engine heat to the atmosphere via numerous components therefore its important that the cooling system is inspected from time to time to ensure there is no component failures about to happen. The internal combustion engine is designed to run at a particular temperature if it runs too cool it is wearing excessively if it runs too hot it will seize and that is a very expensive event.
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The radiator is responsible for transferring the heat from the coolant flowing through it off to the atmosphere, the coolant is circulated by the water pump and is a form of perpetual motion in that the same mass of coolant takes the heat from the engine walls then sheds it when it passes through the radiator. Simple but for wear and tear, ageing and accidents all complicit in compromising the good work of the cooling system. Have your cooling system inspected to prevent an expensive event down the track.
A pressurised radiator cap raises the boiling point of the coolant, which is why you should never remove the radiator cap on a hot engine. The overflow bottle lets the coolant expand when it’s hot.
Coolant Water Pump
In order to stabilize the engine heat, the water pump propels coolant into the engine block to absorb the engine heat. The engine heat is then run past a thermostat, which maintains the engine coolant temperature. The coolant is then sent to the radiator to release the engine heat. Radiator cooling fans keep the radiator cool with airflow. The coolant is then sent back to the engine block to repeat the cooling cycle. The cooling system and radiator work together to keep the engine at a safe temperature.
Radiator Cooling Fan
The fan, sometimes 2 fans are used for either primary or added cooling. The fan draws air through the radiator when you aren't moving fast enough to maintain the optimum engine operating temperature. You’ll often hear the fan when parked in traffic or when the air-conditioning is switched on, as the cooling system requires constant air flow to operate efficiently.
The thermostat controls the engine temperature via the coolant circulation rate to ensure your engine maintains a constant operating temperature. If the thermostat fails to operate correctly, it could cause increased engine wear, poor fuel economy or even an overheated engine – resulting in costly repairs.
These are rubber hoses through which the coolant fluid passes from one location to another these need to be checked regularly and replaced before they become brittle and cracked. In addition to the main radiator hoses there are the heater hoses which transfer the coolant via the cabin heater coils providing warm cabin air. Mostly hidden from view the inspection should be carried out by an experienced technician who is able to recognise signs of breakdown of these hoses.
Car Cooling System
Your cooling system is extremely important for your car as it removes operational heat from the engine so it does not reach overheat. Regular servicing of your car’s cooling system is vital to maintain reliable performance and to avoid very costly engine repairs.
For additional information about keeping your car cool visit this link: About your car's cooling system.
How does the car's cooling system work?.
Some engine energy generated by your car as a result of burning fuel is converted to mechanical energy to drive your car; the balance converts to heat. Some of that heat is blown out of the exhaust pipe, but the rest heats the engine itself. Your car’s cooling system works by moving coolant through the engine, where it picks up heat, and then passing that heated coolant through the radiator, where the heat is then transferred off to the air which is passing through the car’s radiator.
The cooling system must have enough reserve cooling capacity to cool a car under extreme operating conditions such as when towing a caravan or operating in scorching heat, as well as maintaining the correct engine operating temperature in extreme cold, such as on a visit to the snowfields or during cold weather events.
The warning signs of an unwell cooling system..
- Temperature gauge or warning light out of range.
- Puddles of greenish to brown liquid on the garage floor.
- Engine making a pinging sound on acceleration.
- Any sign of steam from under the bonnet you should shut down the engine.
Cooling System Components
A car's radiator has the important task of keeping the engine cool. Radiator repair and maintenance is essential to the health of your engine and your vehicle. The most common radiator repairs involve simple part replacement and radiator fluid exchange. Additionally, most vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing coolant antifreeze solution at 24 month intervals.
At Highway Auto Rockhampton, we offer more than just a “drain-and-fill.” Our expert technicians will assess the state of your radiator and service your cooling system fully. Highway Auto radiator fluid exchange service includes:
- Comprehensive system inspection
- Machine-powered radiator flush
- Addition of flush chemicals, sealant and lubricant
- Pressure check and tests for leaks
- 12,000-km/12-month limited warranty*
There are no surprises for you at Highway Auto Rockhampton – our trade certified technicians will get your approval before starting any work or radiator services on your car. Highway Auto watches out for your car and your budget – we want to keep your car running like new, long after it leaves the lot.
*See a Highway Auto technician for complete conditions and terms of our warranties.
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When you drive, the parts within your engine are creating some serious friction – and that friction generates heat. Engines run efficiently when warmed up, and the temperature is maintained by many engine cooling parts; the radiator, cooling fans, water pump, thermostat, coolant, pressure cap, overflow tank reservoir and other misc. parts.
In order to stabilise the engine heat, the water pump sends coolant into the engine block to absorb the engine heat. The engine heat is then run past a thermostat, which maintains the engine coolant temperature. The coolant is then sent to the radiator to release the engine heat. Radiator cooling fans keep the radiator cool with airflow. The coolant is then sent back to the engine block to repeat the cooling cycle. The cooling system and radiator work together to keep the engine at a safe temperature.
Examples of vehicles we service
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