The engine temperature of your car, truck, crossover, or SUV should always be between 195 degrees and 220 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything hotter than that can mean big trouble. Your automobile’s cooling system works tirelessly to keep the engine within that temperature range, but if the system is not maintained properly, it will break down and your engine will overheat. Accurate Auto makes certain this never happens to our customers’ automobiles will full-service cooling system maintenance and repair.
Cooling System Factory-Scheduled Maintenance
The general rule for cooling system service is every 30,000 miles, but your vehicle’s maintenance schedule might list this service sooner. Check your owner’s manual to see when your automobile is scheduled for cooling system maintenance and bring it into our shop when you reach that mileage milestone. Our cooling system service includes
- Checking the antifreeze/coolant and flushing and refilling it if necessary
- Topping off the antifreeze/coolant if it doesn’t need to be topped off
- Inspecting the hoses for leaks and wear and tear
- Replacing the hoses if necessary
- Inspecting the radiator for leaks and corrosion/rust
- Testing the radiator fan
- Testing the thermostat
- Pressure testing the system if you have a coolant leak
These are just some of the services we perform during your factory-scheduled cooling system maintenance visit. To keep your system healthy and functional, it’s best to stick to your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations and have the service every time that it is due. Also, check your coolant frequently to ensure it isn’t low or dirty.
Cooling System Repair
If your vehicle has started overheating or you have a coolant leak, bring it into Accurate Auto right away so we can repair the cooling system. Common reasons why your vehicle overheats include
- Low or dirty coolant
- Coolant leaks
- Malfunctioning radiator fan
- Malfunctioning thermostat
- Corroded or rusted radiator
Old and dirty motor oil can also make your engine overheat, so we’ll check both the cooling system and the motor oil to find out why your engine temperature is rising above 220 degrees Fahrenheit.
Coolant leaks are easily identifiable in many cases. If you see fluid leaking onto your garage floor, check the color to identify it. Coolant is usually red, green, yellow, or orange. Orange coolant could mean you have a rusted radiator with a hole in it. Otherwise, coolant can leak from the cooling system lines or overflow tank if there’s a hole in that.
All of this sounds serious but we can fix the cooling system problem whatever it is. Accurate Auto in Beaverton, Oswego, or Hillsboro, OR, employs certified technicians skilled in cooling system maintenance and repair. Call the shop that is closest to you to schedule an appointment.