As we head into springtime and warmer weather across the country, it’s a good idea to start looking ahead to the spring and summer months. Hopefully, you will have some time to travel, maybe take the boat to the lake or the camper to the woods. Maybe you’ve got a road trip planned to site see or visit friends, or maybe you’re just excited to spend some more time outside in beautiful weather. Whatever your plans are, they probably involve your family vehicle to get you there. Even if your vehicle ran cool all winter, it’s important to check out your vehicle’s cooling system to make sure your car engine temperature stays cool as the weather gets warm.
Checking your vehicle’s cooling system is a relatively simple process you can really do yourself. It starts with a visual inspection of the system. Can you see evidence of any external leaks? It’s good here to check around your thermostat housing and at the end of your radiator and heater core hoses. You can also check your coolant reservoir to see if the level is low as evidence of a leak as well. If you notice a leak at the end of a hose, the best thing to do is simply replace that hose.
Next, it’s important to check the condition of your coolant. With the engine cold, remove the radiator cap and inspect the coolant for color and clarity. The coolant should be bright and the color of the factory installed coolant which can range from green, to red or even gold. There shouldn’t be an oil slick on top or any particles suspend in the coolant. If you find any of the above, consider flushing your cooling system using our procedure in our article about flushing your radiator.
Even if your cooling system is working at peak efficiency, it may not be sufficient to keep your vehicle cool in all conditions. The cooling system in your vehicle is designed to keep your car engine temperature in the acceptable range during most operating conditions. If you live in an extremely warm part of the country, operate your vehicle in lots of stop and go traffic or subject your vehicle to abnormal abuses like heavy towing, racing or engine modifications, then you may need to increase your system’s cooling capacity.
One way to increase your engine’s capacity is to increase the size or capacity of your radiator. This is often a relatively expensive and difficult process which requires the purchase and installation of a custom radiator. Installing a new radiator requires draining your entire cooling system then removal of your factory installed radiator. Custom radiators often require custom fitment meaning you may need to cut your engine bay to make room for the new radiator. Lastly, you need to make sure your fan system works with the new radiator which could require new shrouding or a custom electric fan setup.
A much simpler way to increase your engine’s cooling capacity is to simply increase your coolant’s effectiveness. Adding BlueDevil Engine Cool to any type of coolant will increase your coolant’s ability to reduce your car engine temperature up to 25o F. The unique formula is designed to not only reduce engine temperature but reduce corrosion in your cooling system as lubricate water pump seals to extend the life of your water pump.
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