Coolant is so crucial to the proper function of your engine, yet it is often overlooked. But it is an important part of auto repair. Many people are aware that they regularly need to change their oil or rotate their tires; but, few people pay attention to their coolant. Few people get their coolant flushed. This is important to the life of your vehicle as much as anything else.
Here at A-1 Auto Tech, Inc. our team of skilled technicians are happy to service your vehicle’s cooling system. Our technicians are skilled and have an enormous amount of experience servicing cooling systems. You can count on us to work our magic on your cooling system as we offer the best radiator repair and service.
What is Coolant?
Coolant, or antifreeze as it is often called, is what serves to cool the engine down. In cars, water was originally used to cool the engine. Water did a fine job but it also rusted components over time and had a low boiling point. Therefore coolant was invented.
Coolant is a man-made substance that serves the same purpose as water did, but it has a higher boiling point and lower freezing point. It also does not rust the internals of your engine. Now a days we mix this coolant with water to give us high performance at low cost. Most often, there will be a mix of 50% coolant with 50% water.
Does Coolant Go Bad?
Your coolant takes a lot of abuse. Over time the coolant will start to deteriorate due to the repeated process of being heated and then cooled. This will eventually lead to your coolant boiling at lower temperatures than normal and freezing at higher temperatures than normal.
As your coolant deteriorates, it becomes more of a potential danger for your engine. That is where cooling system service comes into play. Proper servicing will ensure that your cooling system can always perform as it should.
Manufacturer’s usually recommend that you have your coolant flushed about every 5 years. This is not very frequently, but it will make sure that your cooling system is working just like it should. This will allow for proper engine cooling to be done for a long time.
If you are in need of a coolant flush, there is no where better to go than A-1 Auto Tech, Inc. With over 40 years of experience servicing cooling systems, we have the know-how to get the job done right. Properly servicing your cooling system, will save you a lot more money down the road.
Cooling System Experts
No matter what your cooling system might be in need of, come see us at A-1 Auto Tech, Inc. We offer the best radiator service in the business. Our history in the Mountain View area speaks for itself.
The people love us as we have offered outstanding service over the last 40 years. We promise to do the same for a long time to come still. So whatever your cooling system might be in need of, come visit us at A-1 Auto Tech, Inc. You won’t regret it!