Your cars engine produces a lot of heat. While this heat is the natural result of a properly running engine, too much can pose a problem. It’s the job of your car’s coolant system to temper the heat and keep things running smoothly.  If the system is doing its job properly, your engine runs at a constant optimal temperature and you never even think about it.

But if you forget your coolant system long enough you may end up on the side of the road- or worse- an expensive major engine breakdown.

The coolant system is made up of a variety of parts that work independently and will wear out. They’re often made from lightweight plastic that wasn’t designed to last forever. Such parts include:

  • Reserve tank
  • Pumps
  • Caps
  • Hoses
  • Radiator
  • Fan
  • Thermostat

With proper care and routine maintenance, your cars coolant system components will last longer, help your car run more efficiently, saving you money in the long run.

The technicians at Dr. Automotive can help prevent coolant system issues with an inspection at our shop in Smyrna. Don’t let an overheated engine leave you on the side of the road, call 615-220-0971 for an inspection today.