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A Healthy Coolant System = Fewer Breakdowns

When engines do their job of producing mechanical power, they produce heat. When the heat builds up too high, it can cause problems for the engine, causing a breakdown. The cooling system in your vehicle is designed to temper the heat that comes from the engine by transferring it to the air. Therefore, it’s the cooling system that allows your vehicle to maintain a moderate temperature while you’re speeding down the freeway.

Interestingly enough, your engine needs to run at a moderate heat, for if it is running too hot or too cold, components can wear out faster, it operates less efficiently, and it emits more pollution. So, a cooling system doesn’t make your engine run cold, per se, but at a constant, optimal temperature.

But, what happens if you neglect your coolant system? It will eventually fail, and that could mean anything from a inconvenient breakdown on the side of the road, or major engine “meltdown”.

Your car’s cooling system is made up of multiple parts that operate independently and eventually wear out. Because we have government mandates for fuel efficiency in our modern vehicles, the parts are more often made of lightweight plastic. These plastic parts are not designed to last forever, so they will need to be replaced, per the factory recommendation. These parts may include:

  • Hoses
  • Pumps
  • Caps
  • Fan
  • Radiator
  • Thermostat
  • Reserve Tank

When you come to Robert’s Collision & Repair for automotive service and repair, we will visually inspect your cooling system to see if any parts require replacement. If we see anything that requires your attention, we will notify you and let you decide what steps need to be taken to prevent a potential breakdown.

If you would like us to inspect the health of your cooling system, contact us at 831-373-1534. We will be happy to schedule an appointment and get you back out on the road within a short time. Give us a call and we’ll help your vehicle “keep its cool”. Robert’s Collision & Repair is conveniently located near Highway 1 at 234 Ramona Avenue in Monterey, CA. See you soon!