Your vehicle's engine runs pretty hot because of all the explosions happening inside of it. This is the reason why there is a cooling system that keeps everything at a certain temperature. But what does the cooling system exactly consist of? In this blog, we will take a look at all the components you will find in a cooling system.
The cooling fluid is usually filtered water and antifreeze (which keeps the water from freezing). It runs in a closed loop through the whole system. Now that you know what coolant is, let's move on to the components themselves.
The engine block is the biggest part of your engine. It's made out of metal, which is great at dissipating heat. The block is built in such a way that the coolant can get all throughout it, so cooling is maximized. Watch out for coolant leaks inside the engine that can be detected by either exhaust smoke or constantly low coolant levels.
From the engine, the fluid is pumped through the system by a water pump. It's a simple pump that is either powered by electricity or by an auxiliary belt.
Pipes connect the whole system and make the transfer of fluid possible. After the engine block, it travels through pipes to the radiator. Make sure you check the connections regularly because leaks are common and can lead to problems.
Radiator And Fan
After it has been pumped out of the engine block, the coolant is directed to the radiator. Here it is cooled by going through thin metal pipes, which are great at heat absorption. There are fans that blow cold air from the outside to assist the radiator.
Cooling System Repairs At Lorentz Automotive!
If your cooling system is malfunctioning or leaking, make sure to stop by our shop. The pros at Lorentz Automotive will make quick work of any cooling or other car-related problem you might have. You can book an appointment by calling us or through our site!