Coolant System Service in Clare, Michigan
As technology gets more advanced and engine and cooling systems become more sophisticated, cooling system maintenance must adapt as well. Your coolant system in your commercial vehicle is essential to dissipate the heat from the engine. If your commercial vehicle experiences a coolant system failure, then you can have equipment issues or even total engine failure. Thankfully, at Quality Truck & Tire, we are experts when it comes to coolant system repairs for commercial and heavy duty equipment. With our experienced technicians and our advanced technology and equipment, our valued customers can have their coolant systems repaired as soon as possible so they can get back on the road and back on the job.
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What does a coolant system do?
The first step in understanding how to repair the coolant system is to gain an understanding about how it works. A cooling system is designed to circulate a cooling medium which absorbs heat from the engine and dissipates it through a heat exchanger (i.e., a radiator or cooler). One of the primary functions of coolant is to regulate heat within the cylinder head and engine block. Coolant picks up heat and transfers it to the radiator. Coolant is also used to protect against freezing and boiling, and corrosion and pitting of cylinder liners and the engine block. If a problem occurs in the process of dissipating the engine heat, then this is where you would begin to see equipment failure and engine issues, including engine failure. Some problems with the coolant system can include:
- Excessive corrosion
- Liner cavitation
- Total engine failure
- Head gasket failure, water pump failure, or failure of the radiator and its components
Best practices for coolant system maintenance
There are plenty of practices that our customers can do to maintain their coolant systems and prolong the life of their commercial vehicles. Some of these practices can include:
- Ensure cooling system is filled with coolant and freeze protection level is adequate
- Use the same coolant already in the engine for top ups
- Check radiator fluid levels and concentration
- Check the integrity of the radiator cap and look for leaks
- Properly clean and flush the system when coolant is changed
For all of your coolant system repair needs, consider Quality Truck & Tire today. Let our team of experts and advanced technology get you and your commercial equipment back on the road as soon as possible. Click here to find our contact information or speak with a representative.