Category Archives: Maintenance

Remember How Your Car’s Cooling System Works

Remember How Your Car’s Cooling System Works

Explanation of car’s engine cooling system – basic principles anyone can understand, its operation and major components. Shows cross-section diagrams and test equipment in use to troubleshoot failing system. Continue reading

Learn How To Fix A Leaking Radiator

Learn How To Fix A Leaking Radiator

In case of an emergency it’s very hard to predict what will happen. Always be prepared. This time we share with you a video that shows how to fix a cracked or leaking radiator. Continue reading

Learn More About Cooling Systems

Learn More About Cooling Systems

An engine provides mechanical energy from an air/fuel mixture with an efficiency between 20 and 45%. The rest flows in kinetic and heat energy in exhaust gases and in heat energy through metallic bodies due to the frictions. In this context, the cooling system must allow the engine to give its best performance, ensure the durability of this performance and ensure engine reliability by guaranteeing an acceptable level of thermo-mechanical stresses in any point of the engine. Continue reading

Learn How To Replace Your Car’s Thermostat

Learn How To Replace Your Car’s Thermostat

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 Continue reading

How to Max Your Car’s Horsepower

How to Max Your Car’s Horsepower

The first recommendation we can make to you is the regular use of VR-12. VR-12 keeps the cooling system working at its higher point of performance, which allows the vehicle’s engine to work as it was designed. Continue reading

How To Change Your Car’s Radiator

How To Change Your Car’s Radiator

Proper radiator maintenance is crucial to keeping your car running at peak performance and for avoiding costly engine damage due to overheating. This job is usually not very difficult, however any home mechanic should have a Haynes or Chilton manual for their car handy in case of any difficulties. Continue reading

What’s A Heater Core?

What’s A Heater Core?

A heater core is a radiator-like device used in heating the cabin of a vehicle. Hot coolant from the vehicle’s engine is passed through a winding tube of the core, a heat exchanger between coolant and cabin air. Fins attached to the core tubes serve to increase surface for heat transfer to air that is forced past them, by a fan, thereby heating the passenger compartment. Continue reading

Maintaining Your Car’s Cooling System

Maintaining Your Car’s Cooling System

The first recommendation we can make is PREVENT. For that, the regular use of VR-12 is essential. VR-12 compensates and revitalizes the natural evaporation of additives caused by the constant heating and cooling of the engine. Continue reading

Learn How To Change A Water Pump

Learn How To Change A Water Pump

Fixing a water pump refers to the process of replacing an essential part of your vehicle’s cooling system. It is one of the least complicated procedures to carry out, as far as auto repairs go, so almost anyone who can operate a wrench can do this on their own. Follow these steps for how to fix a water pump. Continue reading

How The Cooling System Works

How The Cooling System Works

Watch the animated video on how the engine cooling system in an automobile works. Continue reading