You know about oil, washer fluid and brake fluid, but what is antifreeze? Learn why antifreeze is important for your engine.
Keeping the engine bay clean is easy, but what about the cooling system? Here’s how to flush a radiator to keep it clean and operating smoothly.
Few things can get you down faster than a radiator leak. Aside from being a fairly pricey fix, a leaky radiator can quickly lead to overheating the engine. More often … Continue Reading Know-How Notes: How To Use AlumAseal ® Radiator Stop Leak
What is OAT coolant? Can you mix it with HOAT or IAT?
Engines are complex machines with rapidly moving metal parts and small clearances. And as such, they generate a lot of heat. You already know that coolant is an integral part of keeping your engine from exploding, and you probably also know that you have multiple coolant options that aren’t interchangeable…
Water pump failure can put a real damper on your day. If you’ve just discovered a pool of coolant underneath your car or noticed it running hot, you might be … Continue Reading The Connection Between Coolant And Water Pump Failure
Thermostats are very simple mechanical control devices that work until they don’t. There is usually not much in-between partial function. While they are not expensive to replace, testing one that … Continue Reading Temperature Control: Engine Thermostat Testing Tips and Tricks
The thermostat is a simple device that keeps your engine cool and is relatively easy to change. Know the signs of a bad thermostat and keep your cool.
A bad water pump will ruin your engine in short order. Know the signs of failure to avoid a catastrophe.
If you have done any amount of DIY auto mechanics or maintenance, you have likely been around RTV silicone. Also known as gasket maker, RTV silicone has many purposes in … Continue Reading JB Weld RTV Silicone Guide