Category Archives: Cooling System

Water Pump

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your car from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: The cooling system is critical for Hanover Park motorists. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your pickup from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiatorthe radiator capthe hosesthe thermostat andthe water pump The water pump's like the heart of your cooling system, circulating the fluid throughout your pickup. It's a small pump that's driven by the engine; usually by belt, but sometimes by a chain or gear. The water pump only operates when the engine's running. Water pump failure is pretty routine. We see it often at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission. Some start failing at around 40,000 miles, but most fail by 100,000 miles. Consult your auto maker's ow ... read more

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Smart Hanover Park Drivers Protect Against Overheating

Smart Hanover Park Drivers Protect Against Overheating

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Hanover Park motorists to prevent. The radiator is the best-known and most recognizable part of the cooling system. Hoses filled with coolant (also known as antifreeze) connect the radiator to the engine. The coolant draws heat from the engine, and then flows to the radiator. Air passing through cooling fins on the radiator cools the coolant. The coolant then cycles back into the engine to start the process over again. The most critical component of the cooling system, however, is the coolant itself. A mixture of water and coolant/antifreeze helps keep it both from freezing and from boiling away. Either can result in serious engine damage. Different engines require different types of coolant/a ... read more

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Coolant Service at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission

Hanover Park motorists' cars have to operate in a wide range of IL temperatures which requires our engine coolant to be able to perform ‘no matter what'. Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive… And all the while, it has to protect the components of the cooling system from corrosion. These components are made from steel and aluminum, plastics and rubber. The coolant has to be formulated to protect against corrosion for all of these different materials. That's why auto manufacturers recommend different types of anti-freeze for our Hanover Park, IL vehicles. There are several different ‘families' of anti-freeze available to us here in Hanover Park, IL. Your owners' manual will tell you what kind you should use. Of course, the automotive professionals at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission will know the right kind for your car. It's important to stay on top of this because coolant system fa ... read more

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