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How to Maintain the Cooling System

How to Maintain the Cooling System

The California sun can be a real scorcher, and your vehicle's cooling system is responsible for keeping your engine from overheating. The cooling system consists of a radiator, water pump, thermostat, and hoses, all working together to maintain your engine's optimal operating temperature. If any part of the cooling system fails, your car could overheat and cause serious damage to the engine. Here are some tips for maintaining your vehicle's cooling system. Check the coolant level often: The coolant level should be looked at least once a month, especially during hot weather. The coolant level should be between the minimum and maximum marks on the reservoir. If the level is low, add a 50-50 blend of coolant and water. Inspect the radiator hoses: Look for cracks, leaks, and soft spots on the hoses. If the hoses feel soft or mushy, it's t ... read more

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