Category Archives: Maintenance

Learn How to Check Radiator Hoses

Learn How to Check Radiator Hoses

When doing routine car maintenance on your vehicle, you should remember to perform a radiator hose inspection. Continue reading

How to Fix a Radiator

How to Fix a Radiator

If you are having an issue with the coolant system in your vehicle, one culprit may be the radiator. The radiator is designed to diffuse the heat the coolant absorbs as it travels throughout the engine, but low coolant levels caused by leaks or coolant that has gone bad can compromise your radiator’s ability to do so. Continue reading

How to Tell if a Car Water Pump Is Bad

How to Tell if a Car Water Pump Is Bad

If a car’s water pump is bad, the pump will usually leak, the engine compartment may make a whining noise or the car may be overheating. Continue reading

What to Do If Your Car Overheats: 5 Must-Know Steps

What to Do If Your Car Overheats: 5 Must-Know Steps

When the mercury begins to rise outside, it’s common for car engines to get overly toasty too. Thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to make sure a temporary jump in temperature doesn’t lead to long-lasting trouble. To help you know what to do if your car overheats, here are 5 easy steps. Continue reading

How to Change a Radiator

How to Change a 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

9 Tips For Winter Driving

9 Tips For Winter Driving

Winter’s hard. Make life on the road easier with these inventions. Continue reading

How to Troubleshoot an Overheating Car Engine

How to Troubleshoot an Overheating Car Engine

These troubleshooting ideas might help you fix an overheating cooling system. Continue reading

Consequences of Engine Overheating

Consequences of Engine Overheating

Is your engine overheating? Most engines are designed to operate within a “normal” temperature range of about 195 to 220 degrees F. A relatively constant operating temperature is essential for proper emissions control, good fuel economy and performance. 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

BMW Cooling System Overview

BMW Cooling System Overview

This video explores the most common cooling system failures and fixes including Water Pump, Thermostat Housing, Plastic Pulleys, Coolant Overflow Tank, and Radiator for the BMW e36, e46, e34, and e39′s with all variations of the M50, M52 or S50US Engines. Continue reading