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Cold Weather and Your Radiator

  • By Master Account
  • 03 Jan, 2017
 car, radiator
We often take great care to make sure that our homes are ready for winter. But the same needs apply to our cars, too. One part of the car that we often overlook in the winter is the radiator. In cold temperatures, coolant in the radiator freezes and expands. This can cause stress on the radiator that leads to cracks. Cracks can then cause leaks that damage the car's transmission. Damage to the radiator can cause a ripple effect through the car and make the car stop running completely. It's important to maintain the car while the weather is warm in order to keep the car happy all year long.
By Master Account 03 Jan, 2017
We often take great care to make sure that our homes are ready for winter. But the same needs apply to our cars, too. One part of the car that we often overlook in the winter is the radiator. In cold temperatures, coolant in the radiator freezes and expands. This can cause stress on the radiator that leads to cracks. Cracks can then cause leaks that damage the car's transmission. Damage to the radiator can cause a ripple effect through the car and make the car stop running completely. It's important to maintain the car while the weather is warm in order to keep the car happy all year long.
By Master Account 30 Nov, 2016
A car’s radiator disperses excess heat from the vehicle. If anything goes wrong, your car will overheat. The following are the most common types of radiator repair:
  • Air - Air  inside the cooling system restricts the flow of coolant leading to vehicle overheat. 
  • Leaking Radiator -  A radiator leak may eventually lead to a radiator replacement; always check during car repair. 
  • Hose Leak -  A radiator hose link connects the radiator to the engine for easy flow of coolant. It wears over time and should be checked during car maintenance. 
  • Thermostat Failure -  If the thermostat fails, there will be no flow of coolant and the car will overheat.
By Master Account 31 Oct, 2016
The value you place on your car is evident in the care and maintenance you give it. Auto maintenance enables you to check every system to ensure smooth functionality of all parts. Simply follow the rule book of car care and maintenance to keep it in top form.  The oil system should not be leaky. Check to seal all possible leaks. Ensure that the ignition system gives you a first kick start. Ensure too that the lubrication system is as smooth as it can get.
By Staff Writer 13 Sep, 2016
As summer turns to fall, winter weather will soon set in. Although most new model cars are designed to work well in all weather conditions, the brisk Arkansas winter can always be tough on your auto. For this reason, you need to service your car in the fall in preparation for the cooler temperatures. Some of the tips that can help include checking the engine coolant checking the car’s oil, checking the battery, considering snow tires and inspecting the windshield fluid and wiper blades. You should also remember to drive with an emergency kit in the car always.
By Staff Writer 17 Aug, 2016
Just like gas mileage, the lifespan of brakes depends on how and where you drive your car. The brakes pads work such that it is pressed on the drum for the vehicle to stop. Although there is no clear schedule on when to replace the brakes, there are clear signs that the brakes are worn out. You will hear persistent squeals, squeaks, and grinding sound when stopping the car. The other signs include pulsations through the brakes pedal or the car moving long distance when braking before stopping. When you notice one of these signs, see your automotive technician immediately to check the rotors and brake pads.
By Staff Writer 11 Jul, 2016
Just like other machines, your car requires regular servicing to keep it in good running condition. Auto maintenance during the summer will not only keep things running it will also keep people using the roads safe and save you much money in repair. Auto repair is an expensive venture that you can avoid by servicing your car before breakdowns. During the summer vacation, the heat, and the last winter effects can easily take a toll on your vehicle. You should consider servicing the air conditioning, cooling system, oil, windshield wipers, tires, lights, engine, brakes, and battery.
By Staff Writer 16 Jun, 2016
Although it is not common to have fuel tank problems, when they occur they are always complicated than you can imagine. For years, vehicle troubleshooting has always been the best way to maintain an automobile, because prevention is better than cure. However, when you realize that your fuel tank is not taking fuel, you need to see a fuel tank repair to look at your vehicle venting system. An occasional inspection of the car fuel tank will ensure it is checked for leaks, the metal units are inspected for corrosion and dust, the damaged and defective seams are repaired, and the loose hardware is tightened.
By Staff Writer 14 May, 2016
Every engine requires a coolant system to prevent unnecessary breakdowns. Therefore, the coolant system should be an integral part during automobile maintenance. The system removes excess heat and ensures that the engine operates at the most appropriate temperature. No matter the operating conditions, it maintains the most efficient temperature for the engine.

Of all the burning fuel in the engine, only a third is turned into power. A third is ejected as exhaust fumes, and a third is turned into heat. Without a coolant system, this heat damages engine components, prompting unnecessary auto repair of the engine. This is why regular coolant system maintenance is vital.
By Staff Writer 13 Apr, 2016
When temperatures are above ninety degrees with high humidity it can affect your car’s air conditioning system.  You need to follow the following tips to get the best out of your automobile’s A/C:
  • During hot days, leave the car windows open to reduce heat buildup; know that the cooler the interior of the car the faster the air conditioner will do its job. 
  • When you turn on the A/C, ensure you start by putting it on MAX mode to remove the hot air faster before switching it to NORM. 
  • Finally, if you notice any abnormally, please let a professional diagnose the problem and handle immediately.
By Staff Writer 02 Mar, 2016
There are quite a number of myths pertaining to car maintenance that are baseless. Consider, for example, the belief that you must you must change your oil every 3000 miles; this is a money-making gimmick by oil marketers. For the most accurate mileage when it's time to change your engine oil, consult your vehicle's manual.  When it comes to your car's cooling system, they say that you should flush your engine's coolant every time you change the oil.  Most manuals advise that you do so after about five years or 60,000 miles.  However, if your engine coolant is low, you should check for any leaks and probably top off your fluids.
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