Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)

June 5, 2022

If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids. And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses. A heater hose connects to and from the engine so some coolant can be circulated through a little radiator called a heater core... More

Your Biggest Fan (Radiator Fan Problems)

May 8, 2022

Your vehicle's engine makes a lot of heat when it's powering you down the road, so it needs a way to get rid of that energy. That's why your vehicle has a cooling system, complete with a radiator and one or two radiator fans, also called cooling fans. Those fans make sure air keeps moving acros... More

Too Hot to Handle (Vehicle Overheating)

June 27, 2021

In the hot weather, seeing steam coming from the engine compartment is something we all dread. No one wants that to happen to them. But if you know the signs of overheating and how to deal with it, you may be able to reduce the risk of damage to your vehicle, maybe even prevent getting stranded ... More

How to Radiate Cool (Radiator Care)

May 30, 2021

There's nothing that radiates cool like a vehicle radiator that's helping to keep your engine running at the proper temperature. You don't have to baby it, but you can't simply ignore it, either. Let's take a quick dive under the hood to let you know what the radiator is doing. It takes the he... More

Cooling System Components

November 8, 2020

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles the cooling system. It's one of those things that Melvindale auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in Michigan.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system u... More

Melvindale Car Care Radiator Service

April 6, 2020

The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Melvindale, it is easy to prevent. The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the engi... More

Keep Your Cool in Melvindale

February 28, 2020

Melvindale drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From there the... More

Keeping Your Engine Cool in Melvindale, Michigan

November 10, 2019

The cooling system keeps Michigan vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around Melvindale. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen.The radiator is the part most Melvindale drivers associa... More

Coolant Service at Melvindale Car Care

June 23, 2019

Melvindale residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of Michigan temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, it ... More

Cool Running in Melvindale

March 11, 2018

Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself ... More