Why Now Is A Good Time To Get A Cooling System Checkup The last thing you need on your summer vacation is the added hassle and expense of finding yourself stranded on the roadside because you failed to properly maintain your vehicle’s cooling system. Scheduling that appointment now can mean the difference between a trip to the beach and a trip to the garage. Even if your car survives the summer, do you really want to chance that breakdown coming during a snowy central New York winter? By scheduling your vehicle service now, you can avoid the unnecessary inconvenience and expense of a vehicle breakdown. A healthy cooling system helps ward off the threat that excess heat poses to your engine. As such, it is important to have your system checked annually to ensure maximum efficiency. Here are some of the issues addressed during a routine cooling system checkup: Your thermostat will be evaluated for the proper regulation of coolant flow. Your radiator pressure cap will be tested for proper operation. All cooling components will be visually inspected. A pressurization test will be performed to rule out potential external leaks such as those that can occur in your heater core or water pump. An internal test will be performed to rule out the possibility of a combustion gas leak. Fans will be tested for proper operation. Your cooling system will be flushed and refilled to manufacturer specifications. To ensure that your cooling system operates at maximum efficiency between vehicle service checkups, be sure to: Top off coolant regularly. Be aware of engine temperature. Watch for visible signs of distress such as leaks, cracked hoses and corrosion. As important as your cooling system is to the vital functions of your vehicle, you can’t afford to leave anything to chance. Let our trained professionals handle your vehicle service check now, so you can enjoy your summer vacation later. Contact us today at NYE Automotive Group.