Written by Scott Greggory
Wednesday, 16 June 2010 00:00
One of the most common causes of vehicle breakdowns is overheating. There are many reasons your engine might run hot, including a faulty radiator cap and a low coolant level. Those problems are easy enough to fix yourself, but if the cause of your vehicle's trouble is a little more complicated, you can trust the ASE-certified technicians at Mountain View Tire to provide a quick solution.
Your vehicle may overheat because of:
- A loose or broken fan belt
- A clogged cooling system
- A thermostat that is stuck closed
- A faulty water pump
- A collapsed radiator hose
- A leak in the cylinder head gasket
- An inaccurate gauge or warning light
As a general rule, cooling systems should be flushed and re-filled at least every two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. With our specialized equipment we can power flush your system and remove more scale and sediment from your radiator. That can extend the life of your cooling system and allow it to work more effectively.