What Is Engine Coolant?

Coolant is a liquid that lubricates your engine and protects it from corrosion. It is usually mixed 50/50 with water which is a better conductor of heat than coolant. The coolant raises the boiling point of water which allows the cooling system to be more pressurized and work more efficiently. Your engine is really a […]

What Is A Cooling System Thermostat?

A thermostat regulates the amount of coolant flowing through an engine to maintain a certain temperature. The thermostat can usually be found, under the bonnet, between the engine and the radiator. When the car starts to run, the thermostat blocks all coolant, so the engine can quickly get up to an optimum temperature (200℉, 95℃). […]

What Does A Car Radiator Do?

The radiator on your car ensures that the engine in your car stays cool. The radiator does this by way of cooling the coolant coming from the engine. The coolant is cooled down by the air from outside which the radiator fan pushes through the radiator. That way the radiator is able to dissipate the […]

When Do I Need A Coolant Change?

Engine coolant is one of the most important fluids in your car, it keeps your engine cool. It can be tricky to find out when you need a coolant change. It’s important therefore to check the level regularly and top it up if needed. Usually your car’s manufacturer will say when a change is due. […]