Cooling System Service
The cooling system removes the tremendous heat generated by your vehicle’s engine. This heat, if left uncontrolled, can quickly damage vital engine components. The cooling system is sealed and under pressure.
When does my car cooling system need service?
The car cooling system should be checked yearly. Failure to maintain the cooling system can result in overheating, which can cause severe damage to the engine.
What is included in the cooling system service?
- The pressure conditions and coolant volume are checked.
- The radiator cap is checked to ensure it functions and fits correctly.
- Radiator hoses are checked to ensure they are not worn, cracked or disintegrating.
- Engine belts are checked.
Are there environmental concerns with having my cooling system serviced?
Richmond Motor Sales and Service services cooling systems in an environmentally- friendly way. We pump out the existing coolant and properly dispose of the used coolant according to EPA standards. We fill the system with new anti-freeze. The last step of the process is to purge the system of all air pockets, ensuring that the cooling fans function in a timely manner.
Car cooling system service is recommended based on manufacturer’s standards or when needed as determined by our inspection industry standards.
The water-pump pumps coolant through the water passages throughout the engine and radiator. The water-pump has bearings and seals which must be kept properly lubricated.
Replacing the water-pump will prevent overheating, coolant loss and possible engine damage.