There are several fluids that you need to be aware of in your car or light truck, and we give a brief overview of all (below). But for now, let’s focus on your cars coolant system:
Heating & Cooling System Services
Failure of the heating and cooling system is the #1 cause of the roadside breakdown, which is why heating and cooling system service is such an important part of maintaining your vehicle, especially here in Eugene Oregon.
Your vehicle’s engine generates a lot of heat. That heat can be beneficial because it warms up the engine to operating temperature and warms the oil so that it can circulate easily to lubricate vital engine parts. At the same time, if the heating system is not kept under control the engine can overheat and be severely damaged. If you notice that your vehicle is beginning to overheat, it’s very important to have the heating and cooling systems checked as soon as possible to help avoid some of the worst engine damage and repairs.
We recommend having your heating and cooling system inspected regularly to help identify any possible problems before a component fails. Parts such as the radiator, hoses, cooling fans, water pumps, and thermostat can wear out or begin to develop leaks. Bring your car or truck into Integrity Auto Repair on River Road in Eugene Oregon, or schedule an appointment online, to have one of our expert technicians inspect your entire heating and cooling system to make sure there are no problems.
If your engine overheats, pull over immediately and have your vehicle towed. Catastrophic damage will occur if you continue to drive with an overheating engine.