Auto Repair Santa Cruz

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Cooling System Maintenance

Cooling system maintenance includes Coolant Change (radiator flush), checking for leaks, and inspection (or replacement ) of worn radiator hoses, belts and radiator cap .  Periodic flushes are recommended because coolant not only raises the boiling point (prevents boil overs) but also helps lubricate the water pump and keeps the cooling system from rusting.   Replacing old coolant helps keep unwanted minerals from collecting and clogging small radiator passages.

Cooling system maintenance means using the proper designated coolant recommended by the factory mixed with distilled water in the correct proportions. All vehicle manufactures have a designated coolant designed for a specific engine and cooling system.

Regular maintenance can help prevent costly cooling system repairs later.