What is the Engine’s Cooling System?
The engine cooling system affects your car’s overall dependability and engine longevity. Cooling systems have advanced over the years with new coolant formulations and new radiator designs and materials. If you see any evidence a problem with your cooling system, you should check it immediately.
What does it do?
Several key parts of the cooling system work together to remove heat from the engine & automatic transmission… and dissipate the heat to the air outside. The water pump circulates coolant through the engine. The coolant absorbs heat and returns it to the radiator where heat is dissipated. The thermostat regulates the coolant temperature to keep it consistent for efficient engine operation.
Typical Wear and Tear
Factors that affect the replacement of cooling system parts include:
- Type of vehicle
- Driving habits
- Operating conditions
- Type of coolant
- Frequency of regular maintenance such as coolant changes
- Repeatedly need to add fluid
- Sweet smell