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Keeping Your Engine At The Right Operating Temperature

Always keep an eye on your temperature guage. If your car is overheating, switch off your engine at once. DO NOT continue driving, as the extreme temperatures will cause catastrophic engine damage.

Car overheating? Stop the engine immediately

Coolant hose

Regularly check the condition of your radiator and coolant hoses for any sign of deterioration or splitting. If a hose is bulging, weak or has split, replace it immediately.

We replace, check and replenish coolant levels and concentration as part of regular car service checks.

It's important to service your car according to manufacturer's guidlines in order to avoid unnecessary and expensive repairs to the cooling system and other vital components of your car.

Coolant level check

The most popular type of cooling system found in cars is known as "Liquid cooled", where the excess heat generated by the engine is removed by a liquid coolant.

The cooling system consists of a number of channels inside the engine block and head, a  water pump which circulates the coolant mixture, a thermostat controlling the temperature of the coolant, a radiator to cool the coolant, and interconnecting rubber hoses to transfer coolant from the engine to the radiator and also to the car's heating/ventilation where the hot coolant is used to warm up the interior in cold conditions.

The excess heat created by the engine is transferred to the coolant, and then to the outside ambient air as it flows through the thin tubes in the radiator.

Car radiator

Once the fluid is cooled, it recirculates through the engine to absorb more heat.The water pump has the job of keeping the fluid moving through this system of plumbing and hidden passages.

Hampshire Autos Ltd | Old Station Yard, London Road, Kings Worthy, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 7QA | Tel 01962 885931
Company Registration 07378633 | VAT Registration 103 724 352
Car & Garage Services, MOT testing & Repairs for customers in the Winchester area: Kings Worthy, Abbots Worthy, Abbots Barton, Winnall, Itchen Abbas, Micheldever, Martyr Worthy
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