Monthly Archives: October 2020

5 Signs it’s Time for a Radiator Flush

5 Signs it’s Time for a Radiator Flush

The cooling system relies on a healthy radiator to regulate the temperature in the engine. The engine has several fast-moving parts that create friction and extreme heat. Coolant sweeps through the engine to carry away the heat, and the radiator releases it into the atmosphere. As you drive, the radiator can develop leaks and become damaged. Without adequate maintenance, corrosion can form inside the vehicle’s cooling system leading to small holes. This is where the radiator flush comes into play. Flushing the radiator eliminates rust, dirt, and other undesired contaminants that have accumulated over time. These pollutants make the coolant ineffective, causing it to struggle to cool the engine. To keep your cooling system running at its best, below are five signs, it’s time for a radiator flush. There’s a coolant leak underneath your vehicle.  The engine has overheated, but your coolant levels are high.   There’s visible debris inside the coola ... read more

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Cooling System

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Coolant

Why does my Head Gasket keeps blowing?

Why does my Head Gasket keeps blowing?

Why does my Head Gasket keeps blowing? Head Gaskets are put under enormous stress during Engine operation, and failure may be caused by any of the following factors: Mechanical Forces. The nature of the detonations in an engine creates huge amounts of energy, or Pressure, every time the Cylinders fire. Over time, these forces stress Head Gaskets and can eventually lead to Cracks in the Heads and or Blocks and Cause Leaks. HEAT. An Engine creates large amounts of heat under operation. A difference in thermal expansion rates between the engine block and head mean the head gasket in between is subjected to high thermal and mechanical stresses that slowly wear the gasket down. VIBRATION. Natural vibrations from the Engine and those created as the Vehicle is driven down the road also fatigue the head gasket over time. Head bolts, which keep the Head Gasket sandwiched between the Block and Head, can start to weaken, break or stretch (and possibly warp) to allow increased friction and vibra ... read more

How can I keep my Vehicle from producing Excess Emissions

How can I keep my Vehicle from producing Excess Emissions

There is several things that you can do to help decrease your vehicles Emissions. One of the biggest tells that you should look for that your vehicle is producing excessive amounts of emission is that light that comes on on your dash that say Check Engine. The check engine light on the dashboard is a warning that many vehicle owners dread. The check engine light is a signal that the onboard diagnostics system (or OBD II) has detected a malfunction in the vehicle’s emissions, ignition, fuel or exhaust systems. It could be  caused by something as simple as a loose gas cap or a faulty oxygen sensor or spark plug or something as severe as a faulty catalytic converter or major engine problems, so you shouldn’t ignore it. All cars and light trucks have onboard diagnostics that are supposed to detect engine-related problems that affect the emissions control systems. The check engine light (typically a yellow or orange outline of an engine with the word “Check” or ... read more

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Ignition System