Your automobile's cooling system is a type of heat exchanger that transfers heat from the warm coolant that streams through it to the air blown by the fan. The cooling system maintains the engine temperature for peak performance, preventing overheating and even heating the vehicle cabin. If your cooling system stops working or wears out, it can make for an uncomfortable driving experience. If you feel that your car or truck is overheating, you can come to Smith Automotive in Pleasant Hill for a cooling system service today.
How Does a Cooling System Work?
Smith Automotive's owner Rusty Smith only hires the best for their shop, and our Expert technicians are all very familiar with your vehicle's cooling system. Whether you're looking for cooling system repair for your Honda, Nissan, Acura, or Dodge, you can count on us! Most cooling systems work in the same way. Warm coolant, or antifreeze, streams into the aluminum cooling system and cools the liquid down. The automobile's radiator and fan aids in cooling the hot coolant down and helps the liquid go down to the engine. This cycle repeats as you drive to keep your engine from overheating. Cooling systems, in most cases, consist of a radiator, which contains a fin that increases the turbulence of the coolant going through the cooling system. Creating turbulence means that even more of the coolant liquid will be exposed to the tube, therefore eliminating even more heat and cooling down the fluid much faster.
As the cooling system ages, mineral deposits from the coolant liquid build up, which can obstruct the circulation of fluid through the system. This will create pressure in your vehicle's cooling system, which can harm the water pump, tubes, and thermostat. If you have not brought your vehicle in for service in a while, you can also come to Smith Automotive for Diagnostics, Engine Repair, and more. We can also replace your water pump or thermostat if needed.
How Do I Know If My Automobile Needs a Cooling System Service?
Here are some indicators that your car might need a cooling system service:
The temperature level gauge reads hot - If the temperature gauge on your dashboard constantly runs hot, your vehicle is either running low on coolant fluid or there is an issue with your cooling system.
Cooling system discoloration or corrosion - If your cooling system is leaking, warm coolant fluid can break out and come down on engine parts. The liquid will bubble up and evaporate, leaving some discoloration, which can lead to corrosion. If you notice any discoloration on your vehicle parts, don't hesitate to bring your car to Smith Automotive in Pleasant Hill. We will perform a full inspection of your car and let you know if any additional services are needed, such as Engine Repair and Diagnostics.
Coolant leakage - If you see an intense green (sometimes yellow or pink) fluid dripping from your car or truck, there is likely a problem with your cooling system.
Overheating - If steam billows out from under your hood, your automobile is overheating, which most likely suggests a cooling system problem.
If you are experiencing several of these signs, it is imperative that you bring your car or truck in for a cooling system service immediately. If you live in Polk, you can come to Smith Automotive.
Your Quality Shop for Cooling System Repair
Here at Smith Automotive in Pleasant Hill, IA 50327, we are experts in all things auto repair and can repair your cooling system efficiently and cost-effectively.
Reasons You Should Do Business With Us:
We've been fixing cars since 2008 and prioritize top-quality customer service above all else. Our mission is to exceed your expectations by earning your trust and providing the most reliable, honest, and courteous service available in the market today. If you are in Pleasant Hill or the surrounding areas, feel free to call us at 515-265-4141 or go online to schedule an appointment! Smith Automotive - Your go-to team for all your automotive needs.