Category Archives: Maintenance

How to Replace a Thermostat

How to Replace a Thermostat

Photo: Some rights reserved by Christopher Blizzard Safety Tip: Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes. 1. Be sure the engine and radiator is cold before beginning the next steps. Open the hood and locate the vehicle’s radiator. 2. Remove the vehicle’s radiator cap and use a radiator pressure tester to check for leaks. Photo may not be specific to your vehicle 3. Drain out some of the engine coolant in the radiator so the coolant level is below the thermostat … Continue reading

Clear Your Radiator Of Air or “Burp” Your Radiator

Clear Your Radiator Of Air or “Burp” Your Radiator

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. Continue reading

What You Need To Watch Out For Regarding Your Car’s Water Pump

What You Need To Watch Out For Regarding Your Car’s Water Pump

Water pumps typically fail one of two ways: the shaft seal starts to leak, or the impeller inside breaks, comes loose or the blades erode and wear down (which is more of a problem with pumps that have plastic impellers). Continue reading

Radiator Repair

Radiator Repair

According to the American Auto Association, as much as 85% of roadside breakdowns are due to defective, malfunctioning and poorly-maintained cooling systems Continue reading

How to Find That Sneaky Coolant Leak In Your Cooling System

How to Find That Sneaky Coolant Leak In Your Cooling System

Sometimes we know we have coolant leaking from under the hood of our but it’s hard to pinpoint exactly where it’s coming from. Take a look at this video for some tips on how to locate the leak and fix it right away! Continue reading

10 Best Race Car Maintenance Tips

10 Best Race Car Maintenance Tips

I thought I would take a couple minutes and talk about my top ten list of the most important and most overlooked maintenance items to get done before you go to the track. Continue reading

How Racing Cooling Systems Are different

How Racing Cooling Systems Are different

VR-12 recently announced the release of its new product the VR 12 Racing Coolant, which will be available to all racing competitors. Continue reading

What’s Inside A Radiator?

What’s Inside A Radiator?

Ever wonder what hides inside your car’s radiator? Check out this video to discover its secrets! Continue reading

Car Cooling System And How It Works

Car Cooling System And How It 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. Shows basic thermostat test. Continue reading

Tips To Solve An Engine Overheating

Tips To Solve An Engine Overheating

The best way to keep your car properly is to avoid problems. Use VR-12 and avoid engine overheating. However, if you have not yet used VR-12, these tips can be useful. Continue reading