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Vehicle Cooling System Myths BUSTED

Avoiding auto repair misinformation can be hard to do

AAMCO Overland Park, KS  | 06/23/2016  | Auto Repair & Maintenance

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Vehicle Cooling System Myths BUSTED

Myths About Your Vehicle’s Cooling System- BUSTED! 

Avoiding auto repair misinformation can be hard.  You may ask a question and get several different answers from numerous people.

Amateur technicians or unethical professionals can make it tough to sift through the bad information and get a correct answer. We’re here to shed some light on your car’s cooling system.

1. Cooling systems don’t require maintenance.

False! The cooling system need maintenance, like most of the systems on your vehicle.  When coolant starts to break down, it often causes rust to become charged electrically. This causes the coolant to become extremely corrosive and possible can damage your vehicle’s cooling system and engine. 

2. A small coolant drip is nothing to worry about

False! Even a small coolant leak can be a big deal. In addition, it is against the law to dump antifreeze into surface water, which happens when you park outside, a leaky radiator might split open and dump the remaining coolant. Fix a small leak before it turns into a bigger problem as soon as possible.

3. Slow down when your car overheats

False! As strange as this advice may sound, speeding up can help when your car is overheating. Speeding up allows more coolant or air to flow. You can also turn up the car’s heater because it will act as a cooling coil that dumps heat from your engine into your vehicle’s cabin.

4. All you have to do is keep the coolant reservoir full.

False! Maintaining the coolant level is not the only important factor in keeping your coolant system functioning well. Coolant quality is also very important. Since coolant breaks down, we know that flushing the system is essential to keep the coolant system up and running well.

If your vehicle has been exhibiting cooling system issues, call the auto repair expert technicians at AAMCO Overland Park today for an easy appointment. We’ll pinpoint your issue and get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

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