Car Engine Overheating

October 6, 2017

It is Important to Check the Fluids

  The brake fluid is part of your vehicle’s brake line system. If the brake fluid is leaking, or too much air gets in the brake like, it can affect the vehicle’s ability to stop. Brake fluid amounts can be seen through a plastic reservoir, which makes it easy to see the amount that is needed. If you notice the level is lower and needs some added in, there is a good chance there is a leak somewhere in the brake line. The coolant in your vehicle is a heat transfer fluid. It cycles around the engine and collects heat as it returns to the radiator. Once it is there, it is then transferred to the air. The coolant helps to keep your engine from overheating. Make sure to check the coolant level when the engine is cool, otherwise the coolant is hot and may cause burns. The power steering fluid is able to help make the turning of your vehicle easier. When your vehicle is working at proper levels, the power steering fluid increases the ability for the steering to direct the tires. If the fluid is low, you may experience issues with your power steering such as unusual tightness when you turn. If you notice you have to replace the fluid, there could be a leak somewhere. The transmission fluid should also be checked regularly to make sure the proper amount is in there. The transmission fluid cools and lubricates the inner parts of the transmission, ensuring that the transmission runs at an optimal level.     One of the most common fluids to forget about, until you need it, is the windshield wiper fluid. This fluid is important because it provides a fast way of clearing the windshield off of dust, bug residue, road grime, and other particles as you drive. The windshield wiper fluid is basically liquid soap. It is also very easy to maintain, and add to the reservoir if it is low. This way you are able to see the best you can while driving.     The motor oil is the most important fluid in all vehicles with combustion engines. The oil lubricates the moving parts of the engine’s crankcase. This can help prevent the high heat and friction that results during engine operation from destroying the pistons, valves, and other components. Without oil in your vehicle, the engine will seize up shortly, causing your vehicle to be unusable and be a costly repair bill. It is important to check the oil regularly so the level of oil is maintained at the recommended level.
September 15, 2016

The Cooling System of your Vehicle

  To help keep the efficiency and performance at the best level possible, make sure to bring your vehicle in regularly for inspections. Part of the inspection may include the cooling system of the vehicle. The engine creates a lot of heat while you are driving. It is important that this heat is removed immediately. If it is not than there can be problems in oil degradation and possible overheating of your vehicle. This is why it is important that you are not only maintaining your cooling system, but that you understand the different components which have a lot to do with the cooling of your engine. This will help in making sure that you are able to maintain a cool engine at all times.   Among the things that you will need to know about includes the radiator. The water pump is an integral part that you should know about. Additionally, you should know about the hoses and connections which help to maintain the temperature of your engine. This will help in making sure that you will be able to understand whenever there is a problem with the cooling system. You will also be able to make sure that you are keeping an eye out for these different elements in order to maintain a cool engine.   The water pump is one of the most important parts of your cooling system. It is responsible for moving the coolant throughout your engine. Without this, there is no way that the engine will be able to maintain its temperature. If there is a problem in which your engine is overheating, it could be very well that the pump has malfunctioned in some way.   The radiator is where the coolant goes after it has been through the engine. This is a large grate which allows air to move through it. There is a fan which blows against the radiator along with the air flow that you will be able to get from driving your car. As air moves over the grates, it removes the heat from the coolant and whisks it away. If there is a problem with your radiator, it can cause the coolant to not be able to flow through it. Of course, these problems could also cause problems in which air will not be able to flow through the radiator to cool the coolant.   There are two hoses that are connected to the radiator which are responsible for bring in the coolant and drawing it out. The upper hose and the lower hose are integral to the operation of the cooling system. Without them, the flow of coolant will cease. This is why if there is a problem with one of the hoses, it will need to be replaced as fast as possible. There is also a line which will allow hot air to escape from the radiator and to the exhaust. This will allow the hot air a place that it can go to. If the engine is overheating, make sure to contact us so we can schedule an appointment. This can help keep your vehicle lasting as long as possible, as well as being safe.  
July 6, 2015

The Power for your Vehicle Comes from the Engine

  To help keep your vehicle operating, you will have to make sure the engine is inspected and maintained on a regular basis. Your vehicle has a lot of power as you are driving down the road. Those looking for more power will need to increase the engine capacity for the vehicle. This will allow you to have a more powerful engine as well as offering you the ability to go faster while you are driving your vehicle. The engine capacity comes from the width of the cylinders. This is because this will determine the amount of gasoline which can be used at any given time. The more gasoline which can be burned at any given time, the faster you will be able to drive your vehicle. Increasing the engine capacity is something you will not be able to do without professional tuning of your vehicle or by replacing the engine completely. Inspect the Cylinders The biggest consideration when looking for a powerful engine is how much gasoline each cylinder can hold when the camshafts have been opened completely. The denotation about the ability to burn gasoline at a certain rate is determined by the numbers like a five liter engine. This generally means that the engine can burn this amount of gasoline within a certain amount of time. The larger this number is, the more power the engine can deliver at any given time. You can Change Gears with a Good Transmission The transmissions in the vehicle are highly important to getting as much as possible from the engine capacity. This is because the less time you are spending in between gears, the easier it will be for you to get more power out of your engine. Making sure that your transmission is operating smoothly will help you to get from one gear to the next. If you are driving an automatic and you feel that the gears are sticking when they should be changing, you may need to have it serviced. Stick shifts encounter fewer problems with the transmissions because you have greater control over their operation. Check the Camshafts as well The camshafts play an integral role in the engine capacity. This is because only by having a camshaft which fits the cylinder will you be able to get the displacement you are looking for. If there are any leaks of other problems, it is possible that you will have a gasoline leak. This is why it is highly important that the inexperienced mechanic not be allowed to work on this kind of work. Making sure that there is a tight seal on the camshaft can help to produce all of the power that your engine is capable of. Always make sure that this is being looked at whenever you are having a complete engine overhaul and you will be able to maintain the engine capacity as long as possible. Make sure to bring the vehicle in, and we can make sure it is running at top performance levels.  
June 13, 2014

The Cooling System of the Vehicle is Important

The engine creates a lot of heat while you are driving. It is important that this heat is removed immediately. If it is not than there can be problems in oil degradation and possible overheating of your vehicle. This is why it is important that you are maintaining your cooling system. This can help prevent damage to the engine, as well as other parts. If you notice that the vehicle overheats, make sure to bring it in as soon as you can. This can reduce the chance of an unexpected breakdown. There are also some other things to notice when you drive. If you notice an issue, make sure to bring the vehicle in. Among these things are the radiator and water pump. The water pump is an integral part that you should know about. Also, check the hoses and connections that help to maintain the temperature of your engine. If you notice the vehicle overheats constantly, it could mean the thermostat or another part of the vehicle has an issue. If the vehicle is overheating, it will continue to damage to parts of the engine. The Water Pump should be checked The water pump is one of the most important parts of your cooling system. It is responsible for moving the coolant throughout your engine. Without this, there is no way that the engine will be able to maintain its temperature. These parts are fairly durable and seldom, if ever, need replacing. This is something to keep in mind though. If there is a problem in which your engine is overheating, it could be very well that the pump has malfunctioned in some way. This will cause you problems in which you will have to pay more to repair. Inspect the Radiator of the vehicle The radiator is where the coolant goes after it has been through the engine. This is a large grate which allows air to move through it. There is a fan which blows against the radiator along with the air flow that you will be able to get from driving your car. As air moves over the grates, it removes the heat from the coolant and moves it away. If there is a problem with your radiator, it can cause the coolant to not be able to flow through it. Bring the vehicle in and we can properly inspect it for you. This can help the vehicle to run at top performance levels again. Hoses and Connections should be inspected There are two hoses which are connected to the radiator which are responsible for bring in the coolant and drawing it out. The upper hose and the lower hose are integral to the operation of the cooling system. Without them, the flow of coolant will cease. This is why if there is a problem with one of the hoses, it will need to be replaced as fast as possible. There is also a line which will allow hot air to escape from the radiator and to the exhaust. This will allow the hot air a place that it can go to. This will help the vehicle to maintain a constant and regular temperature.