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Engine Hydration for TULSA Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

Sunday 09 December 2018

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating through your engine.The water pump is driven by a belt, chain or gear and only operates while the engine is running. It has a limited life span and sooner or later will have to be replaced. Yo... read more

Smart TULSA Drivers Protect Against Overheating

Sunday 01 July 2018

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 TULSA drivers 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 f... read more

Coolant/Antifreeze Service in TULSA, OK

Monday 23 April 2018

TULSA auto owners may know that most automotive failures in TULSA, OK, are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause of vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But if you take good care of your vehicle coolant system, it will take good care of you.A vehicle's engine creates a lot of heat - so much heat, that if it is not properly cooled, the engine can lock up, resulting in massive damage and repair bills. But when everything is working right, y... read more

Keep Your Cool in TULSA

Monday 29 February 2016

TULSA drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle 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 coolant/water mix circulates back through the engine to absorb more heat.There's a reason we mix coolant and water. Water alone actually does a good job transferring hea... read more

Cooling System Components

Wednesday 12 August 2015

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles – the cooling system. It's one of those things that TULSA auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in OK.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system – usually because of neglect. Don't you hate it when something breaks and you could have done something to prevent it?The good news is that if TULSA drivers take care of their c... read more

Coolant Service at Cartec Automotive Service

Tuesday 12 May 2015

TULSA residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of OK temperatures which requires the 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... read more

Coolant/Antifreeze Service at Cartec Automotive Service

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Anyone who drives a car in TULSA knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can seize up an engine and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire engine! Good vehicle care requires keeping its cooling system in good condition.A vehicle's cooling system circulates water and antifreeze (coolant) throu... read more

Keeping Your Engine Cool in TULSA, OK

Thursday 11 December 2014

The cooling system keeps OK vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around TULSA. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen.The radiator is the part most TULSA drivers associate with the cooling system. Coolant flows through the radiator which has fine cooling fins that draw the heat out of the coolant and dissipate it into the air. To make sure there's enough airflow over t... read more

Cartec Automotive Service Radiator Service

Wednesday 15 January 2014

The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in TULSA, it is easy to prevent. The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the engine with hoses and is filled with coolant. The coolant draws heat off the engine and then passes into the radiator. Air passes through cooling fins to reduce the temperature of the coolant and then it's back t... read more

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