Tag: radiator

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How Hot Does a Radiator Get?

Your car’s engine produces a lot of heat as it burns fuel and air during the combustion process. This heat must be removed through a heat exchanger in order to...Read more

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10 Ways to Make Your Car More Eco-Friendly

It might be hard to find a silver lining in the situation our world is facing today, but here’s some good news: since social distancing and stay-at-home orders have been...Read more

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Bad Cooling Fan Relay Symptoms

Most vehicles rely on a liquid-cooled cooling system to regulate their engine temperature. A mixture of water and antifreeze flows through channels and absorbs the heat produced by the engine....Read more

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How to Clean a Radiator

You can tell that you have a clogged radiator once you start observing signs such as overheating and inefficient cabin heating. But why wait for this to happen when performing...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0128 Code: Coolant Temperature Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature

When the check engine light pops on in your car, you immediately start to wonder what it means, and whether it’s something serious. Retrieving diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) can help...Read more

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Radiator Fluid Colors Vary and How To Pick the Right One

Radiator fluid, also known as engine coolant or antifreeze, was first used in military vehicles during World War I. Ethylene glycol was initially used as an alternative to glycerol to...Read more

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Checklist for Purchasing a Used Car: 10 Tips to Live By

When the time comes to purchase a used car, you might feel overwhelmed and confused. It's perfectly normal to experience uncertainty as you navigate the used car world. Even as...Read more

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Signs Your Vehicle Isn’t Running Properly: 10 Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Many modern cars feature high-tech diagnostic systems that monitor the health of the vehicle. Still, drivers will ignore common warnings that something is wrong. While it's okay to prolong a...Read more

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How to Replace a Faulty Radiator

You've done all the checks needed and you've determined that your cooling system troubles stem from a faulty radiator - now what? You have several options depending on how severe...Read more

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6 Signs of a Bad Radiator

You know that the radiator is an essential part of your cooling system, but how can you tell when something is wrong? Spotting the signs of a bad radiator is...Read more

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How to Replace a Faulty A/C Condenser

When your air conditioning isn't working right, things get pretty heated. Okay, it was corny, but we had to make light of the situation - mainly because we understand that...Read more

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Car A/C Maintenance Tips: 8 Rules to Stay Cool This Summer

With summer just around the corner, it's time to get ready for clear skies, glorious sunshine, backyard water hose fun... and heatwaves. You're probably well-versed on Newton's most famous law...Read more

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How to Replace a Damaged Radiator

Engines generate high amounts of heat from the constant combustion of fuel. Though hot exhaust gas does exit through the vehicle’s exhaust system, the engine block itself absorbs much of...Read more

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Main Components of Your Cooling System

1. RADIATOR: Cools off the anti-freeze/coolant mixture by allowing air passing through the tube/fin area to dissipate the heat generated by the engine. 2. WATER PUMP: Draws the cooled anti-freeze...Read more

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Hurricane sufferers victimized by illegal car selling scam

Hurricane sufferers of Katrina and Rita who have already been displaced from their homes and lives, are now being further victimized by swindlers who are looking to take advantage of...Read more

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Understanding Your Car

In this section, we will help you understand how your car works. We assume that you know nothing about how a car works and provide clear, understandable explanations of the...Read more

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Fluid Leaks 101

Do you have a fluid leak under your car or truck? Here’s a simple way to be your own private investigator. If you’re not sure whether you are losing oil,...Read more

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A Short Course on Cooling Systems

This article is broken down into four sections: What is a cooling system?How does a cooling system work?The components of a cooling systemCooling system maintenance & Repair What is a...Read more

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