We have been having record breaking heat here in Denver and throughout our state. There have been major wildfires and severe drought conditions and it doesn’t look like the record heat is going to be changing any time soon. Since we usually use our air conditioning a lot more during the hot weather, it’s even more important we find out, “how is our car cooling system working?” Is it functioning properly so it can do the job it was designed to do?
A typical car driving down the highway will produce enough heat to warm two average-sized homes! That is a lot of heat! This is the amount of heat that needs to be diverted away from your car’s engine to keep it running the way it is suppose to run. The job of your car cooling system is to maintain a constant engine temperature whether the air temperature outside is 100 degrees or 5 degrees below zero. If the temperature of the engine is too low the car’s emissions will go up and you will get lousy gas mileage. But if the temperature of the engine gets too hot and stays that way for too long, it will cause costly damage and great inconvenience to you. If you would like to avoid all the inconvenience and damage that a faulty cooling system can cause or you would like to know more about how a car cooling system works, read our blog “Is It Time For a Cooling System Flush? Then give us a call at (303) 691-2760 or come in and see us and let us know what we can do to help.