5 Symptoms of a Bad Coolant Temp Sensor (and Replacement Cost)

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Today’s vehicles utilize an elaborate network of sensors, modules, and wires to assist an engine in achieving the highest degree of operational efficiency. The sensors contained within this network monitor a number of values related to critical engine operation, and relay data to their corresponding modules for interpretation.  However, as is often the case with … Read more

6 Symptoms of a Bad Radiator Cap (and When to Replace)

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Combustion engines generate a lot of heat just from normal operation. Without removing heat from the engine, the vehicle will encounter a slew of problems that eventually lead to engine failure. A failure of the cooling system could leave you stranded, and may even cause total engine failure in extreme cases. Fortunately, a common and … Read more

Engine Overheating (10 Common Causes and Symptoms)

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It is common knowledge that internal combustion engines generate a lot of heat as they operate. In normal situations, there are two ways in which a car engine cools down while it is running. The main way is from being exposed to coolant fluid, also known as antifreeze. This fluid is formulated to regulate the … Read more

5 Tips to Flush a Car Radiator (and Radiator Flush Cost)

An internal combustion engine gets very hot as it runs. With so many metal components moving quickly and rubbing together inside of the engine, all that friction creates an enormous amount of heat. The engine depends on coolant liquid to keep these components cooled down, so they do not overheat. However, the coolant does not … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Thermostat (and Replacement Cost)

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A car thermostat is a simple yet very important component in a vehicle’s engine. Its purpose is to control the flow of coolant to allow the engine to maintain a proper temperature under various conditions. If the component were to fail, the thermostat would usually be in what’s known as a “stuck open” or “stuck … Read more

How a Radiator Coolant Overflow Tank Works

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The cooling system of a car may seem to work fine without any additional equipment attached to it but that will not save the cooling system of your car from any environmental damage like rust due to the way coolant and the radiator works. Rust can be formed inside the cooling system of your car … Read more