Category Archives: Maintenance

Understand Your Car’s Thermostat Better

Understand Your Car’s Thermostat Better

The thermostat is an integral part of the car’s cooling system. It’s very important to understand how every piece works in order to understand the cooling system in general. From:EricTheCarGuy

What To Do With A Leaking Radiator

What To Do With A Leaking Radiator

All of us know that is best to avoid problems, that is why we created the VR-12 to avoid damages in the cooling system of your car. If you still do not use the VR-12 this information may be useful. Repair a new style Plastic Composite Automotive Radiator If you need a soldering iron, here is a great kit: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014… From: sixtyfiveford

Clear The Air From Your Radiator

Clear The Air From Your Radiator

Kind of a request, I’ve described this procedure a few times in print but never made a video. As I said in the video if your having issues with a fluctuating idle, no heat, or an overheat problem you may want to start here. Also, if you have just serviced the cooling system in any way this is the procedure I recommend to fill it back up. The only regret I have with this one is the end where I didn’t shoot footage of closing up the radiator using the tool that I used in the video, I may … Continue reading

Diagnosing Problems With Your Car’s Cooling System

Diagnosing Problems With Your Car’s Cooling System

Photo: Some rights reserved by DiamondBack Truck Covers Keep an eye on the temperature gauge.The first sign that there is an issue with the cooling system in your vehicle will often come from the temperature gauge. If your vehicle has been running consistently warmer or has recently begun having issues with overheating, there is likely an issue with the cooling system. The temperature gauge in your vehicle should have an acceptable operating range. Even if your vehicle is not overheating but has been running at the higher end of the operating range, there may be an issue. If your vehicle is running … Continue reading

How to Replace a Thermostat

How to Replace a Thermostat

Photo: Some rights reserved by OliBac A thermostat is a tool that regulates heating and cooling, whether it be in your home or in your car. Replacing inefficient thermostats can help you save money on utility bills or, in your vehicle, keep you safe on the roads. Whatever your situation, replacing it yourself is a task that is surprisingly simple. See Step 1 of your preferred method below. Replacing a Thermostat in Your Car Make sure your car has cooled down.It won’t be a good day if you singe off your eyebrows and get third-degree burns on your hands, … Continue reading

Pressure Testing for Car Cooling Systems

Pressure Testing for Car Cooling Systems

Photo: Some rights reserved by skorzak.E.T. The best way to prevent faults and maintain the cooling system of your car is to use VR-12, however, here is a video of useful information about te Pressure Testing for Car Cooling Systems. This is another series of ‘The Basics’. If you run into an overheat issue on your vehicle, and you suspect a leak, this is the best way to find it. Putting pressure on the system will cause it to leak and reveal the leaks location in the process. Just a couple of things to remember. Make sure the coolant … Continue reading

How to Change Radiator Fluid

How to Change Radiator Fluid

Photo: Some rights reserved by Adaptalux Using the VR-12 you extend the life of your coolant, taking care of your car, polluting less, spending less money. However, if you do not use VR-12 is useful to know how to change the coolant of your car. Your car’s radiator has the important job of regulating the temperature of your engine. It does this by cycling coolant through coolant lines that run along the engine and back into the radiator to dissipate the heat. This coolant can deteriorate over time, resulting in a reduced ability to transfer and dissipate that heat. … Continue reading

Cooling System Maintenance Information

Cooling System Maintenance Information

Photo: Some rights reserved by Stephi 2006 It’s important to keep a close eye on your car’s cooling system so that it doesn’t give any unwanted surprises on the road. Overheating causes serious engine damage. Here are some repairs that keep your engine running cool. And remember, using VR-12 is key in properly maintaining your car’s cooling system. From: Haynes Car Repair Manuals

Clear Your Radiator Of Air or “Burp” Your Radiator

Clear Your Radiator Of Air or “Burp” Your Radiator

Photo: Some rights reserved by maikel_nai If you are having overheating, no heat from your heater or even poor idle issues you could have air inside your cooling system and in this video I show you the best methods for getting those stuck air bubbles out of your cooling system.

Cool an Overheated Engine

Cool an Overheated Engine

Photo: Some rights reserved by Pentax K-x Connecticut Man Knowing how to cool an overheated engine is an important skill for any licensed driver. Being able to diagnose and fix your own issues can get you back on the road quickly, prevent costly mechanical issues, and help you learn when to seek professional help. Handling an Overheating Engine Avoid panicking and pull over as soon as you can.An overheating engine, while serious, will not cause you immediate harm. If your temperature gauge hits the red or you notice steam coming from your engine, slow down and pull over as … Continue reading