Engine Coolant System Evaluation

Come in today for a complimentary engine coolant system evaluation. It’s Complimentary and EZPZ!

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Triple digits are coming back, take preventative measures to assure that your car doesn’t overheat. If it does and your radiator has to be replaced, you may have sustained more damage to the engine. The way to test for engine damage is to do a block test to check the head gasket.

The head gasket plays a very important role in the function of your car’s engine, and a blown head gasket can cause serious damage and lead to major repairs. A head gasket is a seal that is fitted between the piston cylinder head and the engine block. The car’s engine is an internal combustion engine. For combustion to occur inside the piston chamber, high compression pressure must be achieved. The head gasket seals the combustion process and prevents the coolant and engine oil from mixing together in the combustion chamber. A blown head gasket can cause engine malfunction and significant loss of engine power.

  1. Watch your engine temperature gauge. If your car is constantly overheating it may be a symptom of a blown head gasket.
  2. Are you adding antifreeze more frequently? There are a few places you should never see antifreeze: falling from the sky, in your cereal bowl or coming out your tailpipe!
  3. Check your car’s oil level with the oil dipstick. If you notice froth on the dipstick, there may be coolant mixed in with the oil due to a faulty head gasket.
  4. Watch for sweet smelling white smoke with water droplets coming from the exhaust pipe.

 

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