Lasalle Auto Center Cooling System
Your vehicle's cooling system plays a vital role in the performance and longevity of your vehicle. It is responsible for controlling the heat generated by burning fuel. It is the primary way in which your engine rids itself of potentially damaging heat, that when not properly removed can lead to diminished vehicle performance and eventually mechanical breakdown.
Why it is important
- Coolant degrades over time.
- Rust and scale deposits can build up in the cooling system.
- A poorly performing cooling system causes performance problems and possible failures of the engine and transmission.
- Older fluids degrade the hoses that deliver the fluid from your engine to your radiator.
Did you know?
Cooling system failure is the leading cause of mechanical failure while driving on the highway.
If your cooling system fails, your engine and transmission could suffer major stress-related damage.
Unlike engine oil, most of the engine's coolant is not removed in a traditional drain-and-fill service.
The antifreeze/coolant should be changed according to recommendations in your owner's manual.
Older fluids may not be able to regulate temperatures and could allow components to corrode.
Cooling systems should never be topped up with pure anti-freeze or water.
- Inspect coolant (every 12months/24,000 Km)
- Inspect hoses (every 3 months/6,000 km)
- Top up with 50/50 mix of coolant/antifreeze and distilled water or equivalent
- When changing the coolant, it is recommended to also replace these components: Thermostat, Spring-loaded pressure cap, hoses, and radiator clamps.