Maintaining your vehicles cooling system

May 23, 2017

A touch of Humour to start your day:

 A teenage boy told his father, "Dad, there's trouble with the car, it has water in the carburettor." The father looked confused and said, "water in the carburettor, that's ridiculous!"

 The son insisted. "I tell you, the car has water in the carburettor."

 His father started to get a little nervous and said "you don't even know what a carburettor is.... but I will check it out. Where is the car?"

 "In the pool," replied his son.

 

 

(Source: CarTalk: http://www.cartalk.com/content/lame-jokes-2)      

 Engines naturally produce heat in order to function properly. Without a proper cooling system, you are burning up your engine as fast as you're burning a hole in your wallet. Cooling systems are crucial to a vehicles use by taking the heat it produces and expelling it into the air. So forget about driving pretty much anywhere if your cooling system is on the fritz.

 “Cooling system” is probably a misleading term for some, as the cooling system itself doesn't necessarily keep your car cold. It just keeps your car from running too hot. There's such a thing as too cold for cars and it's just as damaging as an over abundance of heat.

 If you happen to forget or neglect your cars cooling system, it will eventually breakdown and there's no driving after that. You could technically try, but it's not advised as the heat essentially eats away at the components of the engine. Tubes, hoses, caps, fans, the radiator and thermostat are the main parts that make up your car's cooling system, and if any of these plastic parts go out, they'll need to be replaced. Failing that, your car is heading straight towards a complete engine meltdown.

 General maintenance is necessary, like topping off your radiator fluid or replacing a number of the small plastic parts that make up your cooling system. But make sure to bring your car in for regular check-ups as your mechanic will know exactly how to take care of your cooling system. Keep up with your cooling system and your car should chug along without a hitch.

 

 



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