For many drivers, perhaps the worst thing that can happen is an engine overheat, and by far the easiest way to avoid this is with consistent engine cooling system repair. Phoenix is unforgiving when it comes to heat, and your engine is very much the same way. Engine Cooling Maintenance, while in some cases is quick and easy, there are certain aspects of it that can require a little planning if you want to make life easy, and your finances in good health.
That’s why here at Curt’s Auto Repair, we’ve taken a little extra time to explain exactly what a vehicle needs to stay rock solid and cool, especially during the intense summers that Arizona brings to the table. Here is a quick rundown of some of the components that need a watchful eye if you and your wallet are to beat the heat.
- Radiator – almost every driver knows it by sight, but few have a good understanding of how to keep it healthy and extend its life as long as possible. In fact, there are only a few things that should be kept in mind. First off, the engine coolant should be replaced every 3-4 years to make sure that no sediment forms in the radiator, and a good quality radiator cap should be installed.
- Hoses – Because there is scalding hot water being run through these hoses every minute you are driving, it is very wise to make sure that your hoses are in good condition and remain uncompromised by the ravages of heat and time.
- Water pump – This is where things can get a little tricky, more often than not, your water pump is hidden behind a mass of other important components. This makes it more than a little difficult to get to. Luckily, these hardy little things are known for their longevity, but if ever you have an opportunity get at it, it is important to assess its condition and find out if it is better to replace it now (and eliminate any nasty surprises), or leave it alone and hope for the best.
At Curt’s Auto Repair, we know that not everyone understands their vehicle top to bottom, that why take the opportunity to educate our customers as much as we can about the importance of regular maintenance and forming a bond with their mechanics. We don’t have every intention of becoming your go to solution for everything that your vehicle may require, and you can rest assured that when you come to Curt’s you car ceases to hurt.