Make sure your car has enough coolant. Your vehicle’s cooling system uses a chemical coolant, typically called antifreeze, to keep the engine from overheating. This liquid coolant circulates through the engine, absorbing heat created by the tiny explosions the engine produces. It then carries this heat away from the engine, out to the radiator where the heat is released from the vehicle and the coolant is cooled to circulate again. Without enough coolant this circular system does not operate properly.
Get a radiator flush every two years. It’s a good idea to get your car’s radiator flushed every two years or so. Peninsula automotive can handle this for you and we will clean out the debris and build-up that accumulates within the radiator. If this build-up becomes too bad, it could inhibit your cooling system from working properly.
Run your car’s air conditioning periodically. Circulating air through your car’s air conditioning system helps keep buildup, mildew, and other staleness from forming inside it. These things can lead to a foul smell and are not healthy. If you have not used the system in awhile, run your vehicle’s air conditioning on high for about 10 minutes to make sure everything checks out. If you ever have any questions about your car’s air conditioning or heating system, please do not hesitate to give the friendly, expert mechanics at Peninsula Automotive a call where you will find a group dedicated to keeping you and your car safe and cool this summer!