Category Archives: Maintenance

Fixing An Overheat Condition

Fixing An Overheat Condition

Remember to use VR-12, the ultimate cooling system protection, and avoid problems on the road! Continue reading

Seven Car Radiator Myths

Seven Car Radiator Myths

It seems that everyone with a vehicle has an opinion on car radiators, engine cooling, truck radiators and cooling systems. People argue about coolant types. And car radiator manufacturers. Materials for truck radiators (including the evern popular aluminum radiator). They argue about radiator sizes, and so on. Continue reading

Internal combustion engine cooling

Internal combustion engine cooling

Heat engines generate mechanical power by extracting energy from heat flows, much as a water wheel extracts mechanical power from a flow of mass falling through a distance. Engines are inefficient, so more heat energy enters the engine than comes out as mechanical power; the difference is waste heat which must be removed. Internal combustion engines remove waste heat through cool intake air, hot exhaust gases, and explicit engine cooling. 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

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

Comparing Air-Cooled and Water-Cooled Vehicles

Comparing Air-Cooled and Water-Cooled Vehicles

Air-cooled engines rely on the circulation of air directly over hot parts of the engine to cool them. 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

Replacing A Water Pump

Replacing A Water Pump

In the fourth installment of the AutoZone Complete Car Care – Timing Belt Series, Bruce Bonebrake shows how to replace a water pump with step by step instructions. 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 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