Category Archives: Maintenance

More About Car Thermostats

More About Car Thermostats

A thermostat is a component of which senses the temperature of a system so that the system’s temperature is maintained near a desired setpoint. Continue reading

Learn How Your Vehicle’s Cooling System Works

Learn How Your Vehicle’s Cooling System Works

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

Winter Maintenance For Your Car

Winter Maintenance For Your Car

It’s now the cold season of winter in many regions around the world and your car’s needs are different in this weather. Learn what you can do to have your car run properly in the cold weather in the video Continue reading

Let’s Go Over How The Car’s Cooling System Works

Let’s Go Over How The Car’s Cooling System Works

Photo: Some rights reserved by tobiastoft 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. Form: Repairs101

How to Fix a Water Pump

How to Fix a Water Pump

Photo: Some rights reserved by Hacen Dadda 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. Steps Confirm that the water pump is nonoperational by examining the functionality of the bearings by manually jostling the fan blade. This applies to fan operated cooling systems. The fan bearing should remain … Continue reading

Why You Should Not Use Tap Water In Your Car’s Cooling System

Why You Should Not Use Tap Water In Your Car’s Cooling System

Is it really a big deal if I use tap water in my coolant instead of distilled water? What is the difference anyway? Continue reading

How To Deal With A Leaking Radiator Hose

How To Deal With A Leaking Radiator Hose

Always remember, it’s better to be safe, use VR-12 in regular maintenance and avoid problems in your car’s cooling system. But if you have not used VR-12 yet these instructions can be useful to you. Continue reading

How to Check and Add Coolant

How to Check and Add Coolant

Remember to complete your coolant level with VR-12 in the monthly maintenance of your car. Using VR-12 in your vehicle’s maintenance will provide the ultimate cooling system protection, allowing you to reduces cylinder head temperatures, prevents corrosion, rust, oxidation and electrolysis, more fuel-efficiency, more $avings and go green. Continue reading

What’s The Driving Force Behind Coolant?

What’s The Driving Force Behind Coolant?

A coolant is a fluid which flows through or around a device to prevent its overheating, transferring the heat produced by the device to other devices that use or dissipate it. An ideal coolant has high thermal capacity, low viscosity, is low-cost, non-toxic, and chemically inert, neither causing nor promoting corrosion of the cooling system. Some applications also require the coolant to be an electrical insulator. Continue reading

How To Prepare Your Car For The Winter Weather

How To Prepare Your Car For The Winter Weather

Whether your city has mild weather in winter or heavy snow, it’s important to prepare yourself and your car so that it’s in top shape when you’re driving and it doesn’t break down or require any repairs. Continue reading