What Is Engine Coolant?

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  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 … Read more

What Is An Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve?

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  The Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system is designed to reduce harmful nitrogen oxides in the emissions. Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) is an irritant that can cause lung damage if people are exposed to it for long periods of time. The EGR valve recycles some of the exhaust gases back into the engine. The gases reduce … Read more

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 … Read more

When Should I Replace My Timing Chain?

When Should I Replace My Timing Chain?

Timing chains usually do not need to be replaced at a recommended service interval but can wear due to insufficient lubrication or design faults. Replacing the whole timing chain kit can reduce wear caused by other parts and avoid further expensive repairs. Regularly changing the oil and oil filter can reduce the likelihood of needing expensive engine repairs.

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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. … Read more

Why Can’t I Open My Car Door?

A car door that doesn’t open is a nightmare scenario for every motorists. If it happens it’s extremely annoying and stressful, as you can’t get in or out the car. Problems with doors not opening are usually down to lock problems. They can be the cause of mechanical or electrical faults. Sometimes it can be … Read more