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Coolant, better known as antifreeze, travels through you engine’s cooling system. While oil may be like blood to our body, antifreeze is the water our body is made of. It moves back and forth from the radiator to the engine. In order for the coolant to do its job, all the parts of the cooling system have to be in top shape. Being as their purpose is to keep the engine from breaking down due to overheating, we’d say the cooling system is pretty important. In this article, we will talk about the cooling system, its components, and what do they do. AMSOIL authorized dealer in Clackamas, Bill Rigdon, invites you to read on.

What Makes Up the Cooling System?

A common cooling system is made up of 8 parts:
  1. Radiator: here is where the coolant is being pumped and cooled so it can travel over all other engine parts.
  2. Radiator hose and radiator bottom hose: rubber hoses used for the flow of liquids, they need to be replaced from time to time.
  3. Water pump: pumps the coolant.
  4. Thermostat: the thermostat controls the coolant flow to maintain heat or coolness. When the temperature of the engine is low, the thermostat increases it, and when it’s high, it decreases it.
  5. Thermostat housing: the place where the thermostat goes.
  6. Temperature knob: This knob is controlled by the driver and it controls the temperature control valve. It allows the coolant from the engine to circulate through the heater and warm the interior of the car.
  7. Cooling fan: an additional engine cooler. It helps the radiator release some heat when the car is going through some trouble.
  8. Fan switch: sensor that tells the fan when it needs to release air.

What, Exactly, is the Coolant?

It is a mix of coolant (the coolant’s main ingredient is ethylene glycol) and water, each car specifies what type of mix it needs. The coolant mixes with water in the radiator and it prevents it from boiling or freezing with the extreme temperatures it lives through. Its job is also to stop the water from rusting and causing corrosion to the internal parts of the cooling system. It needs to be changed to keep the cooling system working as it should. Oil, just like antifreeze needs to be changed with frequency for a better car performance. You deserve the best synthetic oil in Clackamas and that is AMSOIL 100% synthetic lubricant. Give AMSOIL dealer, Bill Rigdon in Clackamas, a call at: (503) 329-9004 or you can head to their online store to acquire your AMSOIL synthetic oil.

What Does the Coolant Do?

The coolant mix is pumped by the water pump through the engine. It absorbs excess heat and carries it back to the radiator. Once there, through heat exchange, the heat is dissipated and the antifreeze is cooled so it can move through the system again. The radiator gets help from an inflow of outside air to keep the coolant cool.

Why is the Coolant Important?

If there was no coolant, the engine would be destroyed very quickly because of the heat produced by internal combustion. Water is not enough, with the high temperature it will eventually boil off, and it won’t do the job of keeping the system cool. On the other hand, in the cold weather, it will freeze when the car is sitting idle. Therefore, it is necessary to have the right mix of antifreeze and water to keep a fully functioning cooling system. It needs to be said different types of coolants shouldn’t be mixed, stick to the one recommended by the manufacturer for your car. Remember that the cooling system needs to be serviced once in a while to prevent against corrosion. Ethylene glycol may not expire, but the additives that inhibit corrosion in the antifreeze mix eventually do. The coolant needs to be changed with less frequency than the oil, but it is a good idea to have them both checked together. A better idea is to ask for a synthetic oil change in Clackamas with AMSOIL products. The radiator needs to be in good working order; if it starts to develop rust, the heater exchange may cease to function properly and lead to future problems. Finally, the engine’s cooling system should also be looked after, just to make sure your car doesn’t overheat. Ensuring that the cooling system parts like the radiator, water pump, and thermostat work correctly, protects your car from possible breakdowns.

Maintain the Engine with Synthetic Oil in Clackamas

Take care of your car and it will take care of you. Keep your cooling system in top shape, especially during the hot summer months. Take it further and treat your car with a synthetic oil change in Clackamas, it won't be long until you see the benefits.  Call AMSOIL Dealer-Bill Rigdon in Clackamas at (503) 329-9004 to know more about what synthethic oil can do for your vehicle. You can also visit their online store here.

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