Does your vehicle keep its cool in the heat of a Fairfax summer, or do you find yourself driving with one eye on the temperature gauge when the mercury starts to climb? Is your thermostat working the way it should? Is your radiator and water pump in good shape?
If your car is running hot, you need to cool it off right away. Driving with an overheating engine is a sure way to cause a breakdown, and those repairs can get pretty expensive. If you need help with your car’s cooling system, it is time to give Fairfax Auto Repair a call or schedule an appointment.
Your water pump is a key component of your cooling system, but over time it can begin to wear out and lose its efficiency. If your temperature gauge is moving toward the red, your water pump could be nearing the end of its useful life.
At Fairfax Auto Repair, we can check your water pump to make sure it is functioning normally. If your water pump needs replaced, we can do the work for you, so you will have one less thing to worry about on those hot Fairfax area days.
You rely on your vehicle’s radiator to remove heat and keep your car, truck or SUV running cool on those warm and humid days. If your radiator is working the way it should, your temperature gauge should remain in the midrange, with no trips into the red.
If you notice your vehicle heating up, a faulty radiator could be to blame. When your radiator needs repair or replacement, you can rely on your friends at Fairfax Auto Repair to set things right. We will check the radiator, recommending repair or replacement based on our findings.
Without a functioning thermostat, no part of your car’s cooling system will work the way it should. Every component in your cooling system relies on an accurate temperature reading, and that is what your thermostat is there for.
If the temperature gauge on the dashboard never rises above cold, chances are your thermostat is not working properly. At Fairfax Auto Repair, we can check your thermostat and replace it if needed, so you can get the accurate temperature readings your vehicle needs.
Coolant Flushes and Fills
The coolant flowing through your vehicle performs a vital service, reducing damaging heat and helping your vehicle maintain the proper temperature. Over time, impurities can enter the coolant and make it less efficient, and that is why it is important to have the system flushed at the recommended intervals.
Coolant flushes and fills should be part of your preventative maintenance schedule. If you cannot remember the last time you had your coolant changed, just give Fairfax Auto Repair a call or make an appointment. We will remove the old coolant, flush the system and help your car, truck or SUV keep its cool on those hot summer days.