328 N 8th Street | Montrose, CO 81401
Cooling System Service At Coleman Alignment & Auto
Your minivan cooling system’s job is to keep your engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it’s cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From there the cooled mix circulates back through the minivan engine to absorb more heat.
Coolant, or antifreeze, is specially formulated to keep your engine safe in a wide range of environmental and operating temperatures in Montrose.
Without coolant, the minivan’s metal engine parts would expand so much that the engine would seize up and stop running. Expensive parts could be broken or warp so badly they would have to be replaced at Coleman Alignment & Auto in Montrose. It could even be so bad that the whole engine is ruined and has to be replaced.
Also, if it’s freezing outside in Montrose, the water in your engine could freeze while your vehicle is sitting out in the CO cold. This is why you check coolant levels frequently and have your cooling system inspected for leaks. Also your manufacturer has a maintenance requirement for draining and replacing your coolant. These recommendations can vary widely, so check your Montrose owner’s manual or ask your service advisor at Coleman Alignment & Auto in Montrose.
The reason you need to change the coolant is that it has additives in it to protect the cooling system. As you can imagine, with all the heat, the cooling system’s a pretty harsh environment. The additives keep the fluid from becoming corrosive and damaging the radiator and other Montrose cooling system components. Over time, the additives are depleted and the coolant just has to be replaced. A simple pH test can measure the coolant’s acidity.
You may have noticed that there are different colors of antifreeze at Coleman Alignment & Auto: it is very important that you use the correct type. The different coolant types are different colors so you don’t mix them up. Manufacturers use different materials to make the cooling system, and they require different types of antifreeze to protect them.
So check with your appreciative Coleman Alignment & Auto service advisor or owner’s manual for the right kind because using the wrong coolant can void the warranty for your minivan cooling system.
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Coleman Alignment & Auto
328 North 8th Street
Montrose, CO 81401
- 328 N 8th Street
Montrose, CO 81401
- Mon–Fri 8am to 5.30pm
Sat -Sun: Closed