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Yearly Archives: 2021

What Causes a Car To Overheat?

What Causes a Car To Overheat?

An overheating vehicle is a reason to worry. Apart from making the ride uncomfortable, it could be a sign or a trigger to further vehicle damages. Imagine driving through the summer heat with absolutely no way to cool your temperatures. Such situations are dangerous for you and the passengers. An overheating vehicle means that the engine is running extremely hot. It threatens your safety, and there is a need to have the issue diagnosed by ASE certifies mechanics to determine the cause of the overheating. Different factors might trigger the engine to overheat. They include; A leak in the cooling system A cooling system in the car is meant to keep the engine temperature down. Leaks, blockage of pumps, and other malfunctions in the colling system might affect the coolant's functioning. The coolant fails to circulate properly, causing overheating in the engine. When the coolant is leaking, it lowers the level of the antifreeze. Driving in low levels of antifreeze during cold seasons ... read more

How Does a Car Thermostat Work?

How Does a Car Thermostat Work?

While you might not need a thermometer to determine it is hot outside, you will undoubtedly want access to one to know if your engine is overheating or not. The thermostat in your car will work a bit differently than your household thermometer. It responds to fluctuations in temperature by opening and closing to allow coolant to flow to the engine when necessary. How Does It Work? Your car's thermostat is filled with wax. This allows it to stay in close contact with the coolant that is moving through your engine. When the temperature in the engine begins to rise, the coolant will get hotter as well. This will melt the wax, which will, in turn, put the rod attached to the thermometer outward. This will enable the coolant to flow freely when necessary. When you start your car after it has been sitting for a long time, the thermometer will naturally be in its closed position. This is because you need the engine to warm up a bit in order to get started. The lack of coolant will allo ... read more

Here are 5 Things Every Car Owner Needs

Here are 5 Things Every Car Owner Needs

When you purchase a car, it's important to understand the value of regular maintenance and the responsibility that comes with ownership. From everyday scenarios to emergencies, there are some important things you need to have in your car, just in case you find yourself in a difficult or unsafe situation. First Aid Kit Anything can happen when you're on the road! In the event of an accident or sudden injury, a first aid kit is ideal for storing in your glove compartment or within reach just in case you need it. This kit will not treat a major incident involving severe injuries, as emergency personnel should be called immediately, though it can assist in less serious situations. A Set of Jumper Cables If your battery stops working, this usually happens when there's a sudden drop in temperature, and usually at the most inconvenient time. If you are close to another vehicle, and the owner is willing to help, a set of jumper cables is all you need to boost your battery. As l ... read more